Here are Wednesday’s EFL Championship transfer rumours

Blackpool transfer news: Seasiders ‘closing in’ on temporary deal for Arsenal prospect, Leeds United targeting Watford winger

Michael Appleton’s side continue their EFL Championship season away to Stoke City 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.

Blackpool are reportedly close to agreeing a loan deal to sign a highly rated Arsenal prospect and 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.

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.

Elsewhere, 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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