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

Sheffield United loan target Gavin Bazunu is set to join Southampton on a permanent deal (The Athletic)

Despite recent speculation, the Blades have not made an official bid for Rotherham midfielder Ben Wiles (Sheffield Star)

Burnley are set to appoint Vincent Kompany as their new manager next week following a work permit delay (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign Rovers captain Darragh Lenihan, who is out of contract this summer

Boro full-back Neil Taylor has four offers abroad including Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir (The Sun)

Aberdeen are interested in Jacob Davenport following his departure from Ewood Park

Sheffield Wednesday have held talks with Cardiff midfielder Will Vaulks over a potential move (Andy Giddings)

Stoke City are set to win the race to sign Aden Flint despite competition from Derby (Alan Nixon)

Preston North End are aiming to sign two new goalkeepers before the new season gets underway (Lancashire Post)

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