Football League transfer latest: Leeds chase four players, Derby after two

Jordon Ibe

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

1) Leeds United chase Khizanishvili, Cacia, Sforzini and Astori

According to numerous reports, managerless Leeds United are still actively seeking options for next season, with Italy-based trio Daniele Cacia, Ferdinando Sforzini and Davide Astori all targeted.

Highly-rated Astori, who has been linked with top Premier League clubs, looks to be the big coup and could be the name that puts the Championship outfit in the spotlight.

Former Blackburn Rovers star Zurab Khizanishvili is another name to be linked, but he is said to be interesting his former side too.

2) Derby County chase Jordan Ibe & Shaun Hutchinson, as the Scott Sinclair rumour is dismissed

The Rams are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool winger Jordan Ibe on loan and recruiting out-of-contract Motherwell centre-back Shaun Hutchinson, but have had rumours linking them to Scott Sinclair dismissed.

According to The Sunday People, manager Steve McClaren could move for the duo as soon as talks have concluded in Chicago this week and the Derby management team will have a better idea of what the goal is for next season.

However, rumours linking the club to Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair have been dismissed by Derby Evening Telegraph sports writer Steve Nicholson.

 

3) Nottingham Forest, Bolton & Blackburn face battle for Leeds defender Lee Peltier

According to reports, Nottingham Forest could face competition to sign Lee Peltier after his successful loan spell seems to have attracted interest from other clubs.

Blackburn Rovers, Forest and Bolton Wanderers could all look to 'woo' the Leeds outcast, and since all three will be well-placed for a promotion push next season, it could be down to who can put the best offer on the table.

4) Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker tipped to make shock return to White Hart Lane

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur could look to re-sign Steven Caulker from Cardiff City.

The highly-rated defender, who was sold to Cardiff for £9 million just 11 months ago, could be sold back to the London club in an effort by the Welsh outfit to reduce growing debts.

5) Four clubs chase Championship top goalscorer Ross McCormack

According to the Daily Mail, McCormack could leave 'cash-strapped' Leeds after manager Brian McDermott lost his job.

The 27-year-old is said to be deeply upset by the manager's treatment and may now look to start afresh at another club.

A host of clubs are reportedly interested in the former Cardiff star, including West Ham United, Celtic and Leicester City.

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