Transfer talk: 5 rumours from the Champio

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From experienced strikers reportedly attracting interest to numerous champiomship sides, to a young defender looking to drop down from the premier league for game time, here’s a look at five transfer rumours from inside the Sky Bet Championship.

1) Cameron Jerome: Norwich City to Nottingham Forest?

The experienced 30 year old has been stromgly linked with a move away from Carrow Road this window, with Forest emerging as the favourites for the Englishman. The striker, who managed 16 goals from 41 appearances last season is reportedly a £6 million target, and Forest manager Mark Warburton is said to be extremely keen to bolster his sides attacking options after avoiding the drop last season. However it may not be so straightforward to secure the signature of Jerome, with new boys Sunderland also interested in the striker.

2) Jordan Hugill: Preston North End to Birmingham City?

Earlier on this week Preston rejected a bid in the region of £2.5 million for their prolific 25 year old from championship rivals Birmingham City, however it is said that their interest will not end there. Hugill, who has attracted interest from numerous clubs including Wolves and Ipswich during the previous window, played a key role last season for the Lancashire club with 13 goals in all competitions- and new boss Alex Neil will certainly not lt their star man leave on the cheap.

3)Tomas Kalas: Chelsea to Fulham?

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The 24 year old defender is apparently extremely keen on a return to Craven Cottage on another short term deal. The Czechoslovakian, who was reportedly one of  Leonid Slutsky’s targets at Hull City, has told Chelsea he would favour a move to Fulham if the opportunity came. Kalas spent the entirety of the 2016/17 campaign at Fulham and made 41 appearances across all competitions.

4) Rob Green: Leeds United to Sunderland?

Simon Grayson has identified veteran ‘keeper Rob Green as his number one summer target following the departure of Vito Mannone to Reading FC. The 37 year old was first choice in between the sticks for Leeds last season as they narrowly missed out on a play off spot. Sunderland however will have to fight for the former England internationals signature, with Premier League new boys Middelsborough also interested in Green as a back up goalkeeper.

5) Stefanos Athanasiadis: PAOK to Aston Villa?

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Reports from Greek are claiming that Steve Bruce is lining up a surprise bid for 28 year old Athanasiadis to help with his attacking options- despite the forward failing to net a single goal last season in the top flight of Greek football. PAOK are reportedly willing to let their captain go for a fee of around £2.2 million.

Would you be happy with these signings? Have you heard any other rumours that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments or get in touch via our twitter @EFLChampBlog

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