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Championship transfer rumours: Ex-Middlesbrough target could leave QPR, Leicester City might recall West Brom star and new front runner for Aston Villa job emerges | 5 October

Here’s all the latest rumours from around the Championship...

Queen’s Park Rangers have accepted that they might have to cash in on star man Luke Freeman in the January transfer window – despite rejecting offers for the midfielder in the summer.

Rumour mill

Rumour mill

Freeman, who was wanted by Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United, might be headed for the door at Loftus Road after QPR football director Les Ferdinand admitted the club “have to be realistic”.

Meanwhile, Leicester City boss Claude Puel has refused to rule out recalling Harvey Barnes from his loan at West Brom.

Barnes scored for the Baggies during their mid-week match against Sheffield Wednesday and is said to have impressed the Foxes boss with his progress already this season.

Speculation over Steve Bruce’s successor at Aston Villa continues, but Brentford boss Dean Smith has ruled himself out, saying he has “no plans” to leave the Bees.

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes is emerging as a bookies’ favourite for the job at Villa Park.

Swansea could be set to lose 20-year-old Joe Rodon with Manchester City closely tracking the defender, but the Swans are hopeful he will sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium.