Blackpool transfer rumours: Seasiders interested in Rochdale striker, Bournemouth set to beat Newcastle United and others to Fleetwood Town defender

Sheffield United have reportedly entered the race to sign an in demand Scotland international centre-back who has been linked with Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers as well as several other Championship clubs.

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that a Blades midfielder has NOT held any talks with former loan club Hull City about a move back to the Tigers.

Middlesbrouch are close to securing a loan move for a striker from Arsenal while Blackpool are looking at a League Two hitman to bolster their attacking options.

Swansea City are understood to be the frontrunners to sign a player who has also drawn interest from Bournemouth, Barnsley, Huddersfield Town, Middlesbrough, and Scottish champions Rangers.

Bournemouth are leading the chase for a highly rated England youth international despite Premier League interest in the player while Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of a Millwall player.

Forest have also ‘named their price’ for one of their own players who has been linked with Newcastle United, West Ham, Everton and Brentford – that price is £14m.

Finally, Queen’s Park Rangers are thought to be interested in the signing of a Birmingham City centre back.

Here are Thursday’s EFL Championship transfer rumours:

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