FL transfer latest: Derby in for Grabban, Leeds target rules out move

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Leeds United target rules Championship move, Derby County chase Bournemouth striker, Norwich City want Mali centre-back, Brighton and Hove Albion sign midfielder and Cardiff City rule out move for Middlesbrough midfielder.

We take a look at the transfer stories surrounding Football League clubs in the last 24-hours.

1) Derby County join race for £3m Bournemouth star

According to Bournemouth local news journalist Neil Perrett, Steve McClaren could join relegated Cardiff City in the race for in-form Cherries striker Lewis Grabban.

The 26-year-old was the star man at Bournemouth this season, scoring an impressive 22 goals in 43 starts for the Cherries.

Unless promoted, it is unlikely the Rams will move for Grabban who, going on previous season, will unlikely to be in their financial range.

2) 'English football is interesting, but not the second division' says Leeds target.

24-year-old Colombian international Victor Ibarbo yesterday put an end to the speculation linking him with Leeds United, citing the Championship as uninteresting.

The Cagliari first-team star has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road in light of Massimo Cellino's takeover; however, the move looks extremely unlikely now.

3) Norwich City amongst four to chase Ligue 2 promotion winner

Norwich City face a a fight to land former France under-19 international Molla Wague on a free transfer from promoted Caen, according to Sky Sports.

Crystal Palace, Brentford and Bastia are also said to be interested in the defender that played in 24 of their 38 league games in their promotion last season.

4) Managerless Brighton land Grasshopper midfielder Toko Nzuzi

Seagulls chairman Tony Bloom said: 'We concluded a deal to sign Toko before their season and ours had ended. Now that Toko has completed this season with Grasshopper Zurich we are delighted to welcome him to Brighton.'

The 23-year-old made over 100 senior appearances during his time with Grasshoppers and will come with lots of experience ready for their promotion push next season.

5) Cardiff City rule out move for Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter

According to a report from Wales Online, Cardiff City are adamant they're not pursuing Middlesbrough Midfielder Grant Leadbitter.

The 28-year-old had been linked with the Bluebirds and Reading but sources within the Cardiff camp say Leadbitter is not one of Solskjaer's targets.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is reportedly keen to keep hold of Leadbitter, despite just one-year left on his current contract.

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