WE scoured the best local newspapers and websites to find the stories and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Nottingham Forest are closing in on Bournemouth defender Steve Cook after beating off interest from QPR (Football Insider)

The Reds are also in advanced talks to sign Leeds defender Cody Drameh on loan and are keen to include an option to buy the youngster (Daily Mail)

Lazio forward Vedat Muriqi is unlikely to join Hull this month despite strong interest from the Tigers (Hull Live)

Newcastle are keeping tabs on Middlesbrough midfielder Marcus Tavernier (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, Boro winger Toyosi Olusanya is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following a fresh injury setback (Northern Echo)

Rovers are set to sign Drogheda United full-back James Brown despite interest from St Patrick's Athletic

Blackpool, Preston and Barnsley are among the list of clubs interested in Philadelphia Union defender Stuart Findlay (Football Insider)

Derby boss Wayne Rooney remains keen to extend Phil Jagielka's contract beyond the end of this season (Derbyshire Live)

Birmingham are in talks with Manchester United over a potential loan move for young defender Teden Mengi (Manchester Evening News)

Watford are seeking new loan options for Domingos Quina, who has been frozen out at Fulham (Watford Observer)

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