Championship transfer rumours: Leeds United open contract talks with striker, Villa man reveals why he left on loan, pressure mounts in Championship sack race | 3 October

Here’s all the latest transfer news from around the Championship...

Leeds United have reportedly opened contract talks with striker Kemar Roofe in the hope of tying him down before the end of next season.

The rumour mill

The rumour mill

The club are planning to open formal discussions with Roofe’s representatives in the coming weeks to get a deal for the 25-year-old sorted.

There’s plenty more transfer speculation involving Leeds – the club continue to be linked to Robert Huth after he said the club would be ‘perfect’ for him and James Milner could also be open to a move to Elland Road if Marcelo Bielsa’s side are promoted to the Premier League this season.

Meanwhile with another round of Championship fixtures done and dusted, speculation over the first managerial sacking in the second tier has begun.

Mounting pressure on Steve Bruce at Aston Villa seems to have put him in pole position for the sack – unless he can turn the club’s results around quickly.

On-loan Villa man Ross McCormack has revealed that it was ‘always in his head’ to look for a loan move to Australia, having spent time in the A-League last season.