Sheffield United transfer news: Blades wonder-kid ‘joins’ Man City, Everton ‘join’ race for Birmingham City star

The latest transfer news from Sheffield United and the rest of the Championship
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Sheffield United will face Wigan Athletic in the Championship tonight as they look to narrow the gap between themselves and Burnley. The Clarets moved six points clear at the top of the table with their win over Middlesbrough.

The Blades will be targeting their third successive win but will be wary of Wigan, who are preparing for their first home match under new boss Kolo Toure. The Latics currently sit 23rd in the Championship after the former Liverpool defender picked up his first point against Millwall last weekend.

Here is today’s Championship transfer news...

VALENCIA 'LEAD' RACE FOR BURNLEY TARGET

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Burnley have fallen behind in the race to sign Universidad de Chile forward Lucas Assadi, with Valencia now the frontrunners for his signature. The 18-year-old has a €2m release clause and has also attracted interest from Benfica. (El Desmarque)

PRESTON NORTH END 'REALLY' INTERESTED IN LIVERPOOL STARLET

Preston North End are reportedly eyeing a loan move for Liverpool's Bobby Clark next month. The 17-year-old joined the Reds from Newcastle United's academy last year. (The Chronicle)

BOURNEMOUTH 'PREPARE' BRISTOL CITY DOUBLE SWOOP

Bournemouth are reportedly preparing to make a move for Bristol City's Antoine Semenyo and Alex Scott in January. The Cherries were linked with the latter last summer. (Sunday Mirror)

HULL CITY 'SET' TO MAKE OFFER FOR HIBS ACE

Hull City will be the first club to make a concrete offer to sign Hibs defender Ryan Porteous next month. The 23-year-old's contract will expire in the summer and he has since attracted interest from the likes of Sunderland, Watford, West Brom and Norwich. (Scottish Sun)

BOLTON 'EYE' AMBITIOUS MOVE FOR HUDDERSFIELD STRIKER

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Bolton Wanderers are said to be targeting a surprise move for Huddersfield Town's Danny Ward, whose contract will expire in the summer. The 32-year-old scored 14 goals in the Championship last season. (Alan Nixon)

EVERTON 'JOIN' RIVALS IN RACE FOR BIRMINGHAM CITY STAR

Everton have reportedly joined Liverpool and Leeds United in monitoring Birmingham City teenager George Hall. The midfielder has made five starts in the Championship this season. (Daily Mail)

SHEFF UTD WONDER-KID ‘JOINS’ MAN CITY

Sheffield United’s teenage midfielder Kylan Midwood has reportedly joined Manchester City after attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle United. The 14-year-old has been impressing for the Blades’ U15 side. (Football League World)

WATFORD KEY MAN 'COULD' LEAVE ON LOAN IN JANUARY

Everton have expressed interest in Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr and could reportedly seek a loan move for the Senegal international next month. The Toffees are unlikely to be able to afford the £35m price tag set on him in the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)