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

Birmingham have no interest in cashing in on George Hall despite interest from the Premier League (Birmingham Live)

Middlesbrough are in talks with Newcastle forward Dwight Gayle (Daily Mail)

Burnley have taken up an option to extend Ashley Barnes' contract by a further 12 months (Burnley Express)

Luke Plange has been on Coventry's radar but is not a target the club are actively pursuing (Coventry Live)

Meanwhile, defender Declan Drysdale has joined League Two side Newport for an undisclosed fee (Official Site)

Stoke full-back Josh Tymon has emerged as a target for Europa League finalists Rangers (Scottish Sun)

Preston North End are still waiting for firm interest in transfer-listed trio Josh Harrop, Tom Bayliss and Matthew Olosunde (Lancashire Post)

Hull youngster Andy Smith says he is open to a return to Grimsby following their promotion from the National League (Hull Live)

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