Sheffield Wednesday's Garry Monk reveals alternative club offers, top tier sides eye £20m-rated midfielder - Championship gossip

The Championship will resume this weekend, and second tier sides are eager to hit the ground running following the international break, pushing forwards into the next stretch of the campaign.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 8:02 am
Updated Monday, 9th September 2019, 8:03 am

As always, there's a bucket-load of talking points and rumours flying around in the Championship, as off-the-field developments bubble away in the background. Here's all the latest news and gossip from the division...

Burnley are said to be lining up a £9m bid for Middlesbrough defender Nathan Wood when the transfer window opens in January, but also face competition from Spurs. (The Sun) (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Former Leicester City defender and Premier League winner Danny Simpson is understood to be training with West Bromwich Albion, with a view to signing for the Baggies on a permanent deal. (The Sun). (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

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Leeds United are believed to have begun negotiations with midfielder Mateusz Klich over a new contract, as they look to avoid the Poland international leaving on a free transfer in the summer. (Football Insider). (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Danny Cowley, who was heavily linked with Sheffield Wednesday last week, is now the bookies' odds-on favourite for the vacant Huddersfield Town job. (Sky Bet). (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Sheffield Wednesday's new manager Garry Monk has revealed he was approached by a number of clubs over the summer, but deemed a move to Hillsborough a "no-brainer" he couldn't turn down. (Sheffield Star). (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has revealed midfielder Jacob Davenport is a fair way off returning to first team football, despite resuming full training following a lengthy injury lay-off. (Lancashire Telegraph). (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Both Southampton and Newcastle United are believed to be ready to renew their efforts to land Hull City talisman Jarrod Bowen, and will look to weaken the Tigers' resolve in January. (Daily Express). (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Leeds United ace Kalvin Phillips is said to be on the brink of finally signing a new five-year deal with the club worth around £5m, after lengthy saga which saw the player's future in doubt. (Yorkshire Evening Post). (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
After a sluggish start to the season, Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph has put his side's recent struggles in defence down to new manager Jonathan Woodgate's attacking tactics. (Teeside Gazette). (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)