FL transfer latest: Newcastle want Leeds striker, Derby and Sheffield United feature

Arsenal want Brighton's young England keeper, Newcastle United start talks with Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers sign former Peterborough United star and Watford and Sheffield United plan Derby County raid.

We take a look at the biggest five transfer stories to be released in the last 24-hours regarding Football League sides.

1) Arsenal want highly-rated Brighton keeper

According to The People, Arsenal plan to sign Brighton's England youth keeper Christian Walton in an attempt to groom the youngster to eventually become their number one.

Under-19 star Walton, currently contracted with Brighton, has been a target for various Premier League clubs, but Arsenal look in pole position to sign the highly-rated Brighton goalkeeper.

2) Newcastle United initiate talks with Leeds United over captain Ross McCormack.

Newcastle United have moved quickly to initiate talks with Leeds United over star man Ross McCormack, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Although the Premier League side are yet to table an offer for McCormack, the newspaper believes the Yorkshire side could sell for around £6 million. Cellino may want to think twice before selling without a replacement, because the loss of McCormack would be likely to incite a huge backlash from the fans.

3) Sheffield United want to sign Derby County defender Mark O'Brien

According to The People, League One promotion hopefuls Sheffield United and Barnsley are interested in young Derby County centre-back Mark O'Brien.

The 21-year-old defender, a former Republic of Ireland under-21 international, has suffered in his progression due to an unprecedented number of injuries. A loan move from the highly-rated young defender could prove to be the best for all parties involved, especially for the loan club if he struggles to remain injury-free.

4) Watford are interested in Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick

The Hornets are interested in signing highly-rated Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick, according to the Watford Observer.

The 22-year-old remains an important first-team player at the iPro and the interest from Watford is likely to be unwanted. The Republic of Ireland international started 11 of Derby's final 15 games last season, including the play-off final against Queens Park Rangers.

5) Wolves sign former Peterborough captain Tommy Rowe


Wolverhampton Wanderers have made the former Peterborough United captain Tommy Rowe their first signing of the summer as they look to build on their title win last season.

The 25-year-old has already proven himself a good Championship player during his time at Peterborough, and looks to be another incredibly shrewd bit of business by former Millwall manager Kenny Jackett.

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