Leeds United are set to sign Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea in a permanent deal. Ampadu spent last season on loan in Italy and has played just 12 times in six years at Stamford Bridge. The defender will be Daniel Farke’s first signing since taking charge at Elland Road and more players are needed after Marc Roca, Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and Rodrigo’s exits. They are reportedly also keen on Emmanuel Dennis from Nottingham Forest.
Cardiff City have announced the incredible return of Aaron Ramsey after 15 years away from the club. Ramsey has rejoined his boyhood club on a two-year deal and is a massive boost to the Bluebird’s survival chances. He spent last season in Ligue 1 with Nice, playing 27 times. Cardiff have also signed Karlan Grant on loan from West Brom. The striker netted three times last season for the Baggies.
Birmingham City have confirmed the return of Dion Sanderson on a permanent contract. The defender, who spent last season on loan from fellow West Midlands club Wolves, has joined on a four-year-deal for a fee in the region of £2m as Blues continue to spend the money received from the Bellingham brothers and Tahith Chong.
Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse is attracting interest from Premier League side West Ham United. The England international has been identified as a potential target for the Hammers who have plenty of money to spend after selling Declan Rice. Newcastle have also been mentioned as a possible destination for the midfielder.
It will take a minimum of £25m to get Bristol City to part with prize asset Alex Scott. The young midfielder is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs and Wolves have recently had a £20m bid turned down by the Robins. Scott is yet to try and force through a move and Nigel Pearson has made it clear they won’t budge on their demands.
Middlesbrough, Southampton, and Stoke City are in a queue to sign Sunderland striker Ross Stewart. Boro are ready to raid their neighbours for the Scottish hit man who is out of contract at the end of the season and may have to be sold. Saints also fancy him, and Stewart’s former boss Alex Neil at Stoke has been waiting for him to get fit - with a big cheque in his pocket to bid for him.
QPR are closing in on the double signings of Asmir Begovic and Lewis Wing. Gareth Ainsworth’s rebuild of the R’s squad requires plenty of investment so a couple of top frees will be welcomed at Loftus Road. Marc Leonard, Jack Whatmough and Josh Knight are also on the Londoner’s shortlist.
Finally, Swansea City's 22-year-old striker, Morgan Whittaker, has completed a move to Plymouth Argyle in a deal worth over £1 million, making it a record-breaking transfer for Plymouth as they return to the Championship after a 13-year absence. Whittaker had an impressive loan spell at Plymouth in the first half of the previous season, where he contributed nine goals to their successful promotion campaign. Swansea seized the opportunity to cash in on Argyle's interest, resulting in a permanent transfer for the former England youth international. This move comes after Swansea initially acquired Whittaker for £750,000 from Derby County in January 2021. Despite a promising debut goal against Manchester City, Whittaker struggled to make a significant impact during his time in Swansea, starting just five league matches and making 28 appearances as a substitute. Hopefully a brighter future ahead for the young star over in the Championship...