Football League Transfer Talk: Including Darius Henderson and Chung-Yong Lee

Bolton Wanderers, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Burnley all feature.

Bolton Wanderers are leading the race to sign England Under-21 defender Craig Dawson. It’s expected that Dawson will join Bolton on loan from West Brom for the rest of the season, so he can gain more first team experience at a professional club. Up to a dozen clubs were thought to be keen in signing him.

Nottingham Forest are believed to have made an official approach for Millwall striker Darius Henderson. Forest have been linked with a move for the prolific Championship striker over the last couple of weeks and they have now got the ball rolling to sign him officially.

Crystal Palace have seemingly reacted to find a long term replacement for Wilfried Zaha, with an official bid for Swindon Town winger, Matt Ritchie. The 23-year-old has already been the subject of a £500,000 bid from fellow League One side Bournemouth.

Bolton Wanderers are facing a fight to hang onto key winger Chung-yong Lee. It has been reported that several Premier League clubs are scouting the player with one expected to make an official bid before the end of the January transfer window. Liverpool and Stoke City are thought to be closest to formal bids.

Burnley have made an official bid to sign striker Wes Thomas from League One side Bournemouth. Thomas spent last season on loan at Blackpool and could jump at the chance to move up to Championship standard football. It could be a sign the club are preparing to sell star front man Charlie Austin.

Jack Butland’s agent has suggested that Birmingham City are pricing the goalkeeper out of a dream move to Liverpool. Liverpool have reportedly been stepping up their interest in the young goalkeeper and his agent says the upwards fee of £5 million is putting potential sides off.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones has been told he needs to sell players before he is allowed to bring anyone into the club. Jones has reportedly been told by the club that they will not gamble over the club’s future by spending money they don’t physically have.

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