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.

Leeds lead the race for Birmingham starlet George Hall but could face competition from Newcastle and Brighton (Daily Mail)

Blackpool want to sign Charlton winger Charlie Kirk but aren't willing to pay the option to buy fee in his loan arrangement (LancsLive)

Huddersfield are targeting a move for Cheltenham defender Will Boyle (Alan Nixon)

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in Rotherham forward Michael Smith, who is out of contract this summer (Sheffield Star)

Norwich are keeping tabs on Union SG defender Matthew Sorinola (Football League World)

Reading have told goalkeeper Luke Southwood he is free to find a new club (Football Insider)

QPR winger Albert Adomah looks likely to sign a new deal at Loftus Rad (West London Sport)

Swansea target Cyrus Christie is open to  a move abroad following his departure from Fulham (Irish Independent)

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