THE transfer window isn’t too far away and the Championship rumour mill is already in full swing.

Many clubs are looking to bolster their squads before the new season gets underway, while others will be hoping to keep hold of their prized assets.

There are also plenty of out-of-contract players searching for new clubs, with sides across the Football League publishing their retained lists.

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

QPR are close to appointing Aston Villa assistant Michael Beale as their new manager (Evening Standard)

Newcastle are willing to let West Brom target Karl Darlow leave the club this summer (Northern Echo)

Out-of-contract forward David McGoldrick has already been contracted by several clubs (Yorkshire Live)

Hull are interested in a move for Nigerian veteran Anthony Nwakaeme this summer (Haber 7)

Nottingham Forest are ready to launch a £20million bid for Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White following their promotion from the Championship (Alan Nixon)

Forest are also keen to land Sheffield United full-back Max Lowe on a permanent deal (90 Min)

Rotherham forward Freddie Ladapo has joined League One club Ipswich on a free transfer (Official Site)

Convetry talisman Gustavo Hamer is a target for Premier League side Brighton (Sussex Live)

EFL chief executive Trevor Birch has warned tougher sanctions for pitch invasions are on the way after a series of incidents (Guardian)

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