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Sunderland and their League One rivals continue to be linked with a host of players at the transfer window prepares to slam shut.

There's just over a fortnight of the window remaining, and reports today offer an update on Sunderland's reported interest in a winger.

What's the latest on Jordan Jones?

What's the latest on Jordan Jones?

Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other League One clubs keen to strengthen ahead of the new campaign.

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Here's the news hitting the headlines today:

Despite suggestions earlier today that Sunderland had opened talks with Kilmarnock over a deal for Jordan Jones, reports from north of the border suggest that no such conversations have taken place. Sources close to the Scottish club have denied that any talks have place over a deal for the ex-Middlesbrough winger, who has been heavily linked with the Black Cats this summer (Daily Record)

Karl Robinson is hopeful of sealing two new additions for Oxford United in the coming days, with a contract offer for midfielder Jem Karacan already on the table and an unnamed player close to joining on loan (Oxford Mail)

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Portsmouth striker Conor Chaplin - a target for Coventry City - looks set to remain at Fratton Park for the time being and featured in the club's pre-season friendly against Brighton earlier today (The News, Portsmouth)

Defender Kelvin Mellor could perform a dramatic u-turn and rejoin Blackpool, only weeks after leaving the club (Blackpool Gazette)

Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann confirmed that the Iron have turned down bids from Championship duo Hull City and Ipswich Town for full-back Conor Townsend (BBC Humberside)

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Chris Powell wants his Southend United business to be finalised this week ahead of their final pre-season friendly against Leyton Orient (Echo News)

Doncaster Rovers boss Grant McCann admits it is 'disappointing' that there has been little interest shown in transfer-listed defender Tyler Garratt (Doncaster Free Press)

Reports suggest that Peterborough had £300,00 a bid accepted for Preston North End striker Eoin Doyle, but failed to agree personal terms (Scottish Sun)

Charlton could be without five key players for their season opener at Sunderland, with Lee Bowyer keen to add fresh faces (South London Press)