FL transfer latest: £4m bid made for 20 goal striker; Forest and Charlton chase young defender

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Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic chase Portsmouth starlet, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur fight over Forest keeper, Ipswich Town and Bournemouth chase Cardiff City defender, Fulham go in for Burnley frontman as Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers chase Leicester City misfit.

1) According to Sky Sports, Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic are chasing young Portsmouth defender Sonny Bradley.

Bradley, 22, was signed on a free transfer in the summer following his release from Premier League new boys Hull City. It wasn't smooth sailing for the defender at Fratton Park but after a turbulent start, he has begun to show the benefits of playing week-in, week-out reportedly catching the attentions of managers Billy Davies and Chris Powell.

2) Liverpool are ready to fight Tottenham Hotspur to highly-rated Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow, according to reports in The Metro.

Northampton-born Darlow has been excellent since he was called up to the first team and given the number one jersey, silencing the doubters who questioned his capability. The 22-year-old is a firm fixture in the Nottingham Forest side over the experienced Dorus de Vries, who has Premier League appearances to his name. 

Now it seems that his composed performances have caught the attention of the big Premier League clubs, but chairman Al-Hasawi has reiterated his intention to keep the young star, along with defender Lascelles.

3) Cardiff City defender John Brayford has caught the attention of four Football League sides, including the likes of Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Derby County Player of the Year has endured a disappointing spell in Wales and is still to make his mark on the Premier League. Last season Brayford was considered one of the most promising players outside the Premier League and should be a real gem to the team that eventually captures his signature. 

4) Fulham have bid £4m for Burnley top goalscorer Danny Ings, according to reports in The Mirror.

New Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen is keen on blooding exciting young talent into his ageing Fulham side and Ings is an outstanding candidate. The Burnley frontman has been in instrumental form, scoring 15 league and 5 cup goals already this season, propelling Burnley into the top 3.

England U21 manager Gareth Southgate also took note of the player's exceptional form and called him up to the last squad. He didn't disappoint, scoring twice in a 9-0 win over San Marino.

5) Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers are chasing Leicester City misfit Martyn Waghorn, according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old has had a disappointing time in the East Midlands since his £3m transfer in 2010, scoring just 8 in 67 games. However, prior to that he did enjoy a very successful loan spell, netting 12 in 47 matches and helping Leicester to the play-offs.

Millwall took Waghorn on loan earlier in the season and the former Sunderland man proved he can still be an asset Championship level, scoring 3 and creating 2 goals in 13 appearances for the Lions.

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