Championship rumour mill: Sheffield United chase Southampton's Sam Gallagher

Blades boss Chris Wilder is monitoring Southampton striker Sam Gallagher
Blades boss Chris Wilder is monitoring Southampton striker Sam Gallagher
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Here are the latest Championship transfer rumours from around the web...

Sheffield United have upped their interest in 22-year-old Southampton striker Sam Gallagher as they pursue a number of attacking options to replace David Brooks.

Gallagher has Championship experience after spending last season on loan at struggling Birmingham City, scoring six goals in 33 appearances.

Aston Villa's Scott Hogan is still on Chris Wilder's radar, with the Blades still pursuing Liverpool's Ben Woodburn.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday's £8 million man Jordan Rhodes' loan move to Norwich City looks to be all but confirmed, despite talks between the two Championship clubs stalling earlier in the week.

The Star understands Rhodes underwent a medical in East Anglia last night, after the two clubs reached a compromise.

Elsewhere from the world of football...

Steve Bruce has confessed that Aston Villa's financial situation will mean a number of star players will need to be sold, with midfielder Jack Grealish likely to be one of the first to go. (Sky Sports).

New Derby County boss Frank Lampard is eyeing up a loan move for Chelsea starlet Mason Mount, who spent last season on loan with Vitesse in the Netherlands. (The Telegraph).

Bristol City have joined the race to sign Peterborough striker Jack Marriott, with Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United all rumoured to be monitoring the 23-year-old. (Bristol Post).

Manchester City might have a fight on their hands to sign Napoli's Jorginho, after Chelsea joined the race to secure the midfielder's services, report the Manchester Evening News.

Tottenham have stepped up their interest in Bordeaux winger Malcom, according to The Sun.

After Jack Wilshere put pen to paper for West Ham yesterday, Sky Sports report that the Hammers are in negotiations to sign Felipe Anderson from Lazio.

Uruguay's Lucas Torreira is due to have his medical at Arsenal today, as the Sampdoria man becomes the latest name in Unai Emery's new look Gunners side. (Independent).