FL transfer special: Five days left, who will be the busiest side?

Harry Redknapp

Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers could be the ones to look out for, as Derby County, Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers should be expected to look to keep what they have.

Five days left of the current transfer window and for supporters this is where the speculation and excitement really starts. We take a look at the sides most likely to move in the Championship and those who are more than likely to stick with what they have.

Teams likely to twist:

Leeds United - The Yorkshire side will have to wait on one of two things before reactivating themselves in the transfer market, but if McCormack goes to West Ham or a takeover becomes complete then it could be a mad rush to get bodies in for manager Brian McDermott.

At the minute the situation at Elland Road has gone a little stale and with the side currently sat mid-table, they could use a little influx of quality to aid their promotion push.

A striker is believed to be on the wishlist and if the board accept the rumoured £5m bid for Ross McCormack then they could look to bring in two, before addressing other areas of the pitch.

Nottingham Forest - The Kuwaiti owner at Nottingham Forest has expressed his desire to strengthen further in the transfer market and he looks set to be one of the busiest men in the division over the next five days.

Al-Hasawi has made a name for himself as a financier of one of the most expensive promotion pushes in the division but is looking to spend more.

A striker, or two is reportedly on the radar of Billy Davies and that, along with Hobbs and Vaughan could be ones to look out for at the City Ground

Queens Park Rangers - The most expensively assembled side in the division is looking to add further with a number of highly-reputable strikers being linked with a move to the club.

Arsenal target Paul-Georges Ntep and West Ham linked Ishak Belfodil have been touted for moves to the club, with the latter being reported to conclude talks on a move on Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail.

Another striker could be the final piece in the jigsaw for Queens Park Rangers as they look to tie up an automatic promotion spot by the end of the season.

Teams likely to stick:

Derby County have made it clear that they do not intend to bring players in before deadline day and any additions are more than likely going to be through the emergency loan window. However, Steve McClaren did indicate if Michael Keane's loan wasn't extended after Tuesday, he could look to bring someone in at centre back.

Blackburn Rovers are likely to focus on keeping their players rather than bringing them in, if Scott Dann does remain at the club then it could be a welcome surprise as most fans were resigned to losing their captain.

And finally, Ipswich Town have just signed Middlesbrough full-back Fazer Richardson and that could well be their last move in the transfer market as they look to keep their side together and make a push for the play-offs in the second half of the season.

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