Sheffield Wednesday close in on £8 million top tier striker, Celtic battle QPR for 22-goal striking sensation - Championship gossip

Sheffield Wednesday's roller coaster ride of a season took another twist last weekend, when Garry Monk's side emerged victorious at Elland Road with a 2-0 win over Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United.


Owls fans will be hopeful that this result will spur the side on in their push for promotion, and inspire them to put together a solid run of form. Here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship.

West Ham United have been linked with a move for Preston North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd, as they look to secure cover for the injured Lukasz Fabianski. (Football Insider)

Leeds United have become odds on, 1/2 favourites to land Watford's £18.5m striker Andre Gray in the January transfer window, as he continues to struggle for game time at the club. (Sky Bet)

Leeds United have been tipped to secure the signing of Manchester City winger Ian Poveda on loan this week. He has previously been on the books of both Chelsea and Barcelona's youth academies. (The Athletic)

Sheffield Wednesday look firm favourites to secure Crystal Palace's £8m striker Connor Wickham on a loan deal this month, now the Eagles have brought in Cenk Tosun from Everton. (Daily Mail)

Derby County and Nottingham Forest have both been credited with a keen interest in Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp, who looks like he could join the former on loan this month. (The Sun)

Manchester United are rumoured to be upping their interest in Birmingham City's teenage sensation Jude Bellingham, ahead of a possible £12.5m bid before the transfer deadline. (Daily Mirror)

Luton Town striker James Collins has assured the club's fans that his team are desperate to avoid relegation, and urged them to give their full support as they look to reach their goal. (Luton Today)

Queens Park Rangers are understood to have scouted Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland last weekend, as they look to beat Celtic to the 22-goal striking sensation. (Daily Record)

Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has been tipped to leave the club in the near future, after he was left on the bench for the club's 0-0 draw with Swansea City on Sunday. (BBC Football)