League One transfers: Premier League side 'watch' Sunderland youngster | Updates on Portsmouth, Bradford, Oxford

With just three weeks of the transfer window remaining, Sunderland and their League One rivals continue to be the subject of much speculation.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 18 July, 2018, 13:33

And reports today have suggested that youngster Benji Kimpioka is already attracting admiring glances from the Premier League.

The Swedish teenager netted back-to-back hat-tricks for the Black Cats' under-23 side before then netting for the Jack Ross' first team squad in their 1-1 draw at Hartlepool.

This Sunderland youngster is already attracting attention, according to reports

LIVE: All the latest from the Stadium of Light in our live blogHis impressive start to the new campaign has reportedly drawn some attention already, with Cardiff City said to have sent a scout to case their eye over the winger.

It has been suggested that the Premier League side saw Kimpioka impress in the under-23 team as they beat Ryhope CW before then watching the wideman at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Here's the rest of the rumours doing the rounds in the third tier today:

Fleetwood Town are one of a number of clubs interested in sealing a loan deal for Ched Evans, and the Cod Army are thought to be the front-runners for the Sheffield United striker (Fleetwood Today)

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MORE: Sunderland forward targets first team football after signing new dealMidfielder Matty Lund is attracting interest from Bradford and Scunthorpe - despite impressing for current club Burton Albion during pre-season (Sun)

Joey Barton has told Toumani Diagouraga that he can leave Fleetwood, with League Two side Swindon looking a likely destination (HITC)

Bradford City look set to clinch the signing of Huddersfield Town winger Sean Scannell, who watched their friendly with Sheffield United yesterday evening (Yorkshire Post)

Several League One clubs are interested in a loan deal for Hull City goalkeeper Will Mannion, who spent time on loan at Plymouth last season (HITC)

READ: Stewart Donald reveals the latest on Sunderland's want-away defenderIvo Pekalski has joined Swedish side Halmstads on loan from Oxford United, according to the Scandinavian club (Oxford Mail)

Accrington Stanley are still looking for 'two or three' more signings - and are hopeful to clinch one before the weekend (Lancashire Telegraph)