FL transfer latest: United starlet's future in own hands, Leeds to lose one?

Blackburn Rovers look at Leeds United striker, Nottingham Forest track West Brom midfielder, Sheffield Wednesday knocked back by Hull City, Hobbs could join either Reading or Wigan Athletic and Manchester United starlet holds key to Derby County stay.

1) According to Sky Sports, Leeds United could lose striker Luke Varney on loan to Blackburn Rovers before Friday's deadline.


Varney, 31, is on the fringes of the first team at Elland Road and a move to Ewood Park could enhance his chances of playing regularly. The 31-year-old has scored twice in his 11 starts this season, being mainly used from a striking position but can also be utilised from out wide.

2) Nottingham Forest are reportedly one of the clubs in for West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans, according to Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old Glaswegian has only played in 3 matches for the Baggies this season and under new management could find it even more difficult to break into the team, as  Pepe Mel looks to put his own stamp on things at the Hawthorns.

3) Sheffield Wednesday have been knocked back in their bid for Hull City striker Matty Fryatt, according Hull Daily Mail writer Philip Buckingham.

 It's been reported unlikely that Hull City will allow Fryatt to leave on loan again, and with his contract up at the end of the season they are looking to cash in on the former Leicester City striker.

Fryatt enjoyed a successful loan spell in Sheffield earlier in the season, scoring 4 goals in 9 games.

4) Hull City defender and former Nottingham Forest loanee has only been back in East Yorkshire for a few days 'covering injuries' but it looks like that Reading and Wigan will now get their turn at trying to 'woo' the player back to the Championship.

Hobbs, 25, has played a major part in Nottingham Forest's 5th place position this season and his depature will be a major blow for the East MIdlands side.

Reading and Wigan could now add salt to the wound by signing up the impressive centre-back on a permanent deal, aiding their promotion push against the likes of Nottingham Forest.

5) According to reports, Manchester United are open to the idea of Michael Keane prolonging his stay at Derby County until the end of the season, however, a deal is yet to be confirmed.


Michael Keane enjoyed a good run in the Derby County first team during the time captain Richard Keogh was sidelined but found himself on the subs bench when he returned.

Keane is a highly-rated young player at Old Trafford and could use this opportunity as a character building exercise to get into the Derby County first team and play a major part in their promotion push. 

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