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Championship rumour mill: Sheffield United looking for new defender and Westwood staying at Sheffield Wednesday

Keiren Westwood could be staying at Wednesday while Jake Wright's injury leaves Chris Wilder short of defensive options.
Keiren Westwood could be staying at Wednesday while Jake Wright's injury leaves Chris Wilder short of defensive options.
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Here's the latest Championship transfer rumours from around the web...

Sheffield United are preparing to recruit another centre-half after Jake Wright suffered an facial injury in a preseason friendly against Maritimo in Portugal.

Wright requires surgery and will be sidelined for up to six weeks, ruling him out of the start of the season.

Chris Wilder will need find cover in time for the Blades' opening game against Swansea.

United 'keeper George Long looks like he'll be on the move to Hull City, as he was absent from the match in Portugal.

Sheffield Wednesday will be facing more cuts to the first team as they try and reduce their wage bill, but goalkeeper Keiren Westwood should remain on the books.

Despite some fans expecting Westwood to follow Jack Hunt and Jordan Rhodes out of the door, it looks likely the 33-year-old will stay at Hillsborough.

Elsewhere from the world of football...

Barnsley's Tom Bradshaw is reportedly ready to hand in a transfer request and is being linked with Hull City and Reading. (Sky Sports).

Birmingham City are considering making another offer for Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski. (Birmingham Mail).

Antonio Conte is said to be disgusted over his sacking as Chelsea boss, with Maurizio Sarri his rumoured replacement. (The Telegraph)

Real Madrid could sign Chelsea's Eden Hazard for £150million, according to the Daily Mail.

Felipe Anderson is due to complete his transfer from Lazio to West Ham today after undergoing a medical. (Evening Standard).

Manchester United are ready to put in a substantial bid to sign England hero Harry Maguire from Leicester City. (Daily Mail).