Sunderland have excellent strength in depth in midfield after making several additions this summer.
Aston Villa, Lyon, Crystal Palace, QPR, Sheffield United and Millwall all feature in our 11am deadline-day round-up.
Doughty has been linked with a move to Sunderland or Hull City.
HITC Sport understands an unnamed Championship club have had a six-figure bid for Forest Green Rovers striker Christian Doidge rejected.
HITC Sport understands several Championship and League One sides are chasing Swindon star Michael Doughty.
Luke Thomas hasn't played a minute of Championship football under Frank Lampard at Derby so could benefit from a spell in League One with Coventry.
HITC Sport understands Wigan forward Callum Lang has agreed a new deal at the club and will join Oldham on loan.
HITC Sport understands several League One and Dutch sides are chasing Northampton striker Kevin van Veen.
The Yeovil Town player is seemingly bound for Swansea City just days after a move to West Bromwich Albion looked to be on the cards.
Barnsley received an undisclosed cut of the £15 million fee paid by Fulham for Mawson.
• Derby County completed an unbeaten December by going second in the Championship as they beat Ipswich 2-1 at Portman Road.
HITC Sport understands several sides are chasing Dagenham defender Pennell.
Baxter rejoined Everton after a drugs ban last summer, before completing a move to Oldham last week.
HITC Sport understands Aldershot coach James Rowe is in the frame for the Chesterfield manager's job.
The Wycombe Wanderers boss is reportedly being lined up to succeed Ian Holloway.
The youngster left Luton Town for Arsenal this month.
Thomas has left Hartlepool United to sign for Sheffield United.
Jay Foulston is Newport County's third youngest player of all time and has piqued the interest of Championship side Norwich City.
• Sheffield United started the day on top of the Championship following their Yorkshire derby success against Leeds on Friday night – and the surprise was they were still leading the pack on Saturday evening.
Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers have raided Coventry City for Ben Stevenson rather than Tom Bayliss.
• Andreas Weimann returned to haunt his former club with the opening goal that set Derby on their way to a 2-0 win over Aston Villa in a battle of the promotion hopefuls at Pride Park.
If entertainment is what you’re after from football (rather than comforting distraction from the awfulness of the real world) then sure, you could spend £50 on a ticket to watch the luxury football of Manchester City, with their flowing attacks and dazzlingly expensive talents.
A day after VAR made its inconspicuous British bow at Wembley Accrington Stanley felt it could have come in handy at Cambridge United. John Coleman, their manager, thought they should have had two penalties. “We’re not into video technology yet,” he said, before acknowledging, “but the referee’s got to make a split decision.”