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

Cardiff are stepping up their efforts to pull off the improbable signing of Gareth Bale following his departure from Real Madrid (BBC)

The Bluebirds also have an "outside chance" of landing Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey (Telegraph)

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff has been given permission to talk to Blackpool following Neil Critchley's departure (Gloucestershire Live)

Hull forward Mallik Wilks is a target for Sheffield Wednesday this summer (Sheffield Star)

Preston North End have joined Bolton in the race to sign Fulham wing-back Marlon Fossey

Huddersfield have completed the signing of former Cheltenham defender Will Boyle on a free transfer (Official Site)

Stoke are keen to sign Cardiff defender Aden Flint but face competition from Derby (Alan Nixon)

Millwall defender Alex Pearce is set to join League Two side Wimbledon on a free transfer (South London Press)

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