Here are Friday’s EFL Championship transfer rumours

Sunderland transfer news: Black Cats face competition for Derby County playmaker, Cardiff City eye move for former Stoke City loanee

Sunderland are continuing to make moves to strengthen their squad ahead of the new EFL Championship season.

The fixtures for the 2022/23 Championship season have been released and the transfer window continues to prove a busy time for the 24 teams who make up English football’s second tier.

Sunderland are in a three way battle with Preston North End and Huddersfield Town for a Derby County playmaker while the Lancashire club are also set to move for another goalkeeper signing as they target a Peterborough United stopper.

Meanwhile, Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers both tried to sign a Wolves’ defender who has this week completed a move to Middlesbrough and Rovers’ are set to lose another defender who has failed to agree a new contract at Eewood Park.

Burnley have had a £2m bid for an Arsenal defender, previously on loan at Blackpool and Millwall, accepted while Cardiff City are weighing up a move for a former Stoke City loanee.

Elsewhere, Watford have had a bid for a Hull City attacker rejected while the Tigers ‘remain hopeful’ to secure a deal for a Chelsea keeper who was previously on loan at the MKM Stadium.

Finally, a former Reading and West Brom striker is set to make an unlikely move to Belgium to play for a Champions League qualified side.

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

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