Here are Wednesday’s EFL Championship transfer rumours

Bristol City transfer news: Transfer boost for City as Bournemouth turn attention away from star, Stoke City players set for exit

Nigel Pearson’s side continue their EFL Championship season at home to Sunderland this weekend.

English football is back underway with the return of the EFL and the Premier League due to resume this weekend while the transfer window remains open until the end of August.

Bristol City have been handed a boost as it appears Bournemouth have turned their attentions away from one of their star players and on to new targets and Blackpool are reportedly close to agreeing a permanent deal to sign a highly rated Arsenal prospect.

Elsewhere, Sunderland have been dealt a transfer blow with an interview revealing that Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard intend to keep a Black Cats loan target with his first team squad this summer and a Stoke City players looks likely to leave the Potters for a move to Belgium.

A Burnley star has been attracting a lot of interest this summer and it appears that West Ham United are the club he most favours joining while Leeds United are said to be keen on a move for a Watford winger who could be a potential replacement for Raphinha who left Elland Road to join Barcelona last month.

Meanwhile, a former Blackburn Rovers midfielder has travelled to Edinburgh to hold talks over a move to Hearts while fellow Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone have taken an ex-Watford player in on trial.

Finally, Birmingham City are considering the sale of a defender in order to alleviate some of their current wage bill.

Here are the EFL Championship transfer news stories making the headlines on Wednesday morning:

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