FL transfer latest: Leeds after former Liverpool starlet; Wigan to take Forest defender

Kevin Phillips

Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday steal the transfer headlines.

1) Leeds United have carried on their search in the transfer market, this time taking a look at former Liverpool midfielder, Jimmy Ryan. Sheffield based football writer and broadcaster Alan Biggs tweeted of supposed interest, which was confirmed later by respected journalist Sean Taylor.


Although, just as the tweet says it's not only Leeds United that are taking a keen interest in the Chestefield winger and with potentially just six months left on his contract, he could become an interest for a lot of Football League clubs.

2) One of the more surprising transfers stories of the day is Wigan Athletic making an ambitious move for Hull City centre-back Jack Hobbs.


Jack Hobbs has been considered Nottingham Forest's best signing this season, having been influential in their top 6 finish in 2013. The shocking news that Hull City could recall the player if other teams became interested in January was confirmed by Billy Davies in a previous presser. And it seems like Wigan, along with possibly more Championship clubs have decided to strike while the irons hot.

3) Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has admitted being 'partly interested' in veteran forward, Kevin Phillips.

Phillips, 40, has stood the test of time and every club he has been at over the past 20 years have had his goals to thank in some form or another. He has been named Premier League Player of the Season in the past and enjoyed no less than FOUR promotion campaigns in his career. Despite playing with players less than half his age, it could prove to be a shrewd signing for Pearson, just as it was for Holloway.

4) Lancashire journalist Alan Nixon has confirmed via Twitter that Huddersfield Town have tabled a bid for Bradford City star Nahki Wells, but insists a bid hasn't been accepted.

Nahki Wells has become one of the most sought after players early in this January transfer window and is thought to be focused on bagging a lucrative Championship move, despite strong interest from another League One side. Huddersfield remain favourites for the signature, but Leeds United have also commented on the player.

5) Sheffield Wednesday are close to renewing the loan of Wolverhampton Wanderers centre back Roger Johnson, despite interest from higher placed Championship clubs.

The defender that was once brought for a whopping £7m has enjoyed a reasonably fruitful loan spell in South Yorkshire and looks likely to remain there for the season. Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping to bring in more signings of the same quality this window to boost their survival chances.

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