EFL Transfer Rumour Round Up

The Lower Tiers loves a transfer rumour as clubs are pushing hard to secure deals in time for deadline day. Plenty of clubs still have business to carry out as deadline day looks set to be an entertaining one in the EFL.

Rotherham United and Bradford City are battling it out to secure the signature of Bohemians striker Georgie Kelly

The Irishman finished as top scorer in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division last season with 21 goals.

Kelly also won the PFAI Player Of The Year for last season.

There’s also reported interest from clubs in Denmark, Holland and other League One clubs.

Bradford City fancy their chances as the Bantams could offer the 25 year old regular first team football.

The prospect of Championship football next season gives Rotherham United the upper hand in the battle for Kelly after the interesting transfer rumour came to the surface this morning.

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Celtic set to finalise a £1.5 million move for MK Dons midfielder Matt O’Riley

The 21 year old was a target for Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City.

O’Riley has chosen his preferred destination as he heads up-to Glasgow for a medical.

Postecoglou has spoken at length to O’Riley about his plans for the future which proved pivotal to securing the deal.

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Swansea City are closing on a loan deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Hannes Wolf

Swansea have moved quickly for Hannes Wolf, who’s made seven appearances in the Bundesliga this season, after missing out on Matt O’Riley.

The Austrian is naturally an attacking midfielder but has predominantly played on the left for Borussia Monchengladbach this season.

Wolf made the move to Monchengladbach from RB Leipzig last February for €8.5 million.

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Bolton Wanderers are confident of signing Millwall’s Jon Dabi Bodvarsson

The League One side are hopeful of taking Bodvarsson on loan.

The Iceland international has been completely out of the first team picture at Millwall this season.

The 29-year-old is one of Millwalls highest earners, but reports suggest that the forward is prepared to take a drop in wages.

Millwall are in need of a striker as Matt Smith has recently joined League Two side Salford City.

Tom Bradshaw is expected to be sidelined for 12 weeks.

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Burnley set to make an increased offer for Oldham starlet Harry Vaughan

The promising youngster made his debut at just 16-years-old and is attracting interest from the Premier League.

Last summer, Oldham rejected an offer of £200,000 for the 17-year-old.

Oldham may be forced to sell after their finances took a hit during the height of the pandemic.

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Sunderland, Charlton Athletic and Oxford United interested in Defoe

Free agent, Jermain Defoe has received plenty of coaching offers as well as playing offers after the veteran left Rangers earlier this month.

The 39 year old is yet to decide if he will continue playing.

A return to Sunderland would be an emotional one after Defoe scored 34 Premier League goals for The Black Cats.

Defoe stated he wants to play in front of fans before the end of his career and any deal is likely to be until the end of the season.

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Ali Koiki looks set to stay at Northampton amid interest from Sheffield Wednesday

Northampton Town have an option to extend the 22-year-olds contract for another year as Koiki’s contract expires in the summer.

The left-back has been attracting interest from League One side Sheffield Wednesday and Championship side Preston North End.

Northampton boss Jon Brady has stated that he wants to build strong foundations for a really strong side and Ali is certainly in his plans for the future.

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Blackburn are in advanced talks to sign Aberdeen winger Ryan Hedges

Tony Mowbray has been chasing Hedges since the summer and had a £500,000 offer rejected for the 26-year-old.

Rovers are expected to offer Hedges a pre-contract agreement.

This would see the Aberdeen winger link up with his new club at the start of the 2022-23 season.

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Leyton Orient interest in Crawley’s Tom Nichols

The striker scored 15 goals in all competitions during the 2020-21 campaign but only has three goals to his name for Crawley Town in League Two this season.

Nichols could prove to be influential at Leyton Orient as they look to bolster their forward line in League Two’s latest transfer rumour.

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