Football League Transfer Talk: Including Di Canio and Warnock

Leeds United, Blackpool, Barnsley and Leicester City all feature.

Barnsley are set to sign Burnley defender Luke O’Neill on loan for the rest of the season. The club were linked with a loan move for former player John Stones yesterday but that has since fallen through, which means the versatile O’Neill is likely to be drafted in.

It has emerged that Blackpool tried to sign out of work Paulo Di Canio as their new manager. Rumours are suggesting that the Italian was approached over the role before Blackpool decided to go with the safer and more reliable option of Paul Ince on a rolling contract.

Bolton Wanderers are set to allow striker Tom Eaves to sign for League One side Tranmere Rovers on loan. Tranmere are thought to be keen on adding to their attacking fire power after seeing their League One lead slip. Eaves is currently struggling to get into the Bolton first team.

Brighton are thought to be one of several clubs chasing Shrewsbury Town left back Joe Jacobson. Brighton have reportedly already had a bid for the player rejected as several clubs in the Championship look to agree a deal for the summer. He can also play on the left side of central defence.

Burton Albion’s Jacques Maghoma is currently being scouted by Bristol City. The Championship strugglers are thought to be one of four clubs currently looking at him and they could try and agree a deal for the summer, if they cannot hold off relegation to League One.

Leicester City may pull the plug on Neil Danns’ loan deal to fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town. Nigel Pearson is expected to recall Danns from the loan agreement as he needs extra defensive cover. Danns can play in any position along the back four.

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has revealed the club will be looking for a new boss next season, if they don’t go up this year. Warnock has revealed that he doesn’t seem himself as the manager at Leeds for the next campaign if he fails to guide them to the Premier League.

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