Pundit issues Leeds United concern as Coventry City enter race for £1m striker

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All the latest news surrounding Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship rivals.

Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday will already be working on their preparations for next season, with transfer battles already heating up around the Championship. Clubs in the second tier are already chasing deals, with plenty of players available for free at this point, with contracts set to expire on June 30.

The Blades will need plenty of new players this summer as they prepare to say goodbye to several stars, both through releases and outgoing transfers, while the Owls need to improve their squad on a budget. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding the Championship.

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Robinson on Leeds sales

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson has admitted his concern that the club will need to sell various players this summer. He told Football Insider: “They won’t be able to keep the squad intact. We know about the financial situation the club is in and the losses they have recorded. We also know about the unpaid transfer fees, which is going to be a problem. FFP and PSR are going to become an issue.

“The fact the chairman has said there are going to have to be tradeoffs and deals done, and he actually namechecked Archie Gray in that statement. That will be worrying for Leeds fans, they will hate this, because he’s a player they will be keen to keep hold of. You are looking at the likes of Gray, Gnonto and Summerville potentially leaving."

Coventry eye forward

Coventry City are said to be interested in forward Mitchy Ntelo this summer. The Sky Blues saw the FA Cup take centre stage last season, with their play-off bid coming up short, perhaps as a result. They are now gearing up for another season, and it’s claimed they are interested in Lokomotiv Ploviv for striker Ntelo.

“Freshly promoted to Russian D1, #FKKhimki attacks with an written bid of 700KEUR for Mitchy Ntelo,” wrote Sacha Tavolieroi on X. “His Bulgarian club, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, asking around €1.2M. Coventry City - very interested - has placed him on their shortlist for this summer.”

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Harris claim

Millwall boss Neil Harris has warned that the club must strengthen this summer after a lowly finish in the season just gone. He told the Southwark News: “We’ve identified players in the five or six positions that we feel we need to strengthen.

“Obviously we always have players we would like to consider. You get to the stage where they become priority players. You are looking at plan A, plan B, plan C and so on. Players have their opinion on what they want to do and so do other clubs.”

Speaking about his plans for Millwall after arriving earlier this year, Harris said: "The goal is to stay in the division this year," he said, with his side set to play promotion-chasing Southampton on Saturday. My biggest job is to reinvigorate a fanbase and galvanise the players into being a good Millwall team and to do that as quickly as possible.

"What I can promise is no one cares more about this football club and no one has more desire for this football club to succeed than me. We've got good players and the team, for whatever reason, has lost its way the last few weeks results-wise."

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