FL transfer latest: Seven clubs chase 'sensation', Forest close to landing target

Heurelho Gomes

Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton and Hove Albion amongst seven linked to striker, Derby County scout Argentines, Leeds United look at Tottenham Hotspur keeper, Nottingham Forest close in on Crystal Palace midfielder and Queens Park Rangers chase Fulham veteran.

A round-up of Football League related gossip:

1) Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton & Hove Albion and Charlton have been linked with non-league 'sensation' Johan Ter Horst, according to reports in The Daily Star.

He has been likened to (a young) Michael Owen and has scored 17-goals this season which has interested a host of clubs, including Premier League side Aston Villa who have been said to have sent a scout out to watch him for the rest of the campaign.

The 18-year-old is contracted to Ryman One South side Folkestone Invicta until the end of the next season, however, it's understood that they will not stand in his way if a professional club come calling.

2) Leeds United are in talks with Spurs to take former four-time Eredivisie winner Heurelho Gomes on loan until the end of the season, according to reports in The Daily Mail.

Gomes, 33, becomes the second Brazilian international goalkeeper linked with a move to Elland Road this loan window, after Julio Cesar's name was briefly mentioned as part of the Cellino takeover.

Despite being third choice in North London, the Brazilian goalkeeper could come to try and steady the ship amid Leeds United's increasingly disintegrating promotion push.

3) According to the French media, Nottingham Forest are close to landing former player Adlene Guedioura on loan for the rest of the season.

The City Ground outfit have experienced horrible luck with injuries to their central-midfield players and look close to bringing back a former fan-favourite to strengthen their promotion push.

The Algerian international's return is likely inspire mixed emotions from supporters after he left the club under bad circumstances, handing in a transfer request on deadline day to force a move to Crystal Palace.

4) After sealing the deal for talented, yet troubled Ravel Morrison this loan window, it now seems Redknapp could strike once again.

Queens Park Rangers have been linked with a move for former England international Scott Parker by The Mirror IF the veteran midfielder agrees to quit his current deal with London rivals Fulham.

The 33-year-old was a loyal servant to Redknapp at White Hart Lane and with an increasing lack of playing time and another manager change, he may look take the offer up.

5) Derby County could be hoping to unearth a new Lionel Messi according to journalist Alan Nixon from the Sunday People.

Nixon tweeted: 'little one for the Derby County fans... your chief scout is in Argentina. #quepasa?'

Increased level of scouting was one thing CEO Sam Rush wanted to implement at the club, and brought in former Bolton assistant Chris Evans as head of scouting and recruitment in order to do just that.

Derby County have had some success with Argentinian players in the past, in fact former centre-back Horacio Carbonari was the first Argentinian to play in the Premiership and went on to play 90 times for the Rams.

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