Lee Cattermole is set to miss Sunderland's next game at the weekend.
Villa midfielder Whelan is said to be likely to have played his last game for Ireland.
Blackburn Rovers’ Charlie Mulgrew has signed a new contract at the club.
Northern Ireland drew 0-0 with the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Thursday night.
Sunderland are looking to make additions in the January transfer window, despite being in good form of late.
The former Blackburn Rovers right-back is said to be due at Bradford City this morning.
Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri has rarely played this season.
Andreas Weimann was sold by Derby County in the summer.
Leeds United took Matt Grimes on loan back in the 2016/17 season.
Norwich City are currently top of the Championship table.
Leeds United are said to be interested in buying Kadeem Harris from Cardiff City.
Two Sheffield Wednesday players made notable appearances, however.
The Southampton striker is one of the names on Sheffield United's shortlist, according to reports in the Steel City.
Leeds United forward Jay Roy Grot is out on loan.
Newcastle United loanee Jack Colback is reportedly on Nottingham Forest's radar for next summer.
Aston Villa have scrapped a deal which saw their training ground renamed.
Aston Villa are due to take on Birmingham City in two weekends' time, in what looks set to be a fiercely contested match.
The former Fulham manager would be welcome at Sheffield Wednesday, it seems.
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