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Transfer Talk: Cavaleiro, Skrtel, Osborn, Rodriguez, Hegazi, Heaton, Diedhiou, Butterfield, Alvarez, Jozefzoon


Check out the transfer talk for the Football League…

According to BBC Sport, Aston Villa are keen on West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazi – and Dean Smith went to watch him over the weekend.

Caykur Rizespor and Genk are showing interest in out-of-favour Fenerbahce striker Michael Frey, who has been linked with Leeds United and Middlesbrough this summer.

Phillip Cocu is hoping to make a real statement at Derby County by bringing Martin Skrtel back to English football from Fenerbahce, according to Turkish publication Star.

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed to the Lancashire Telegraph that Jacob Butterfield is training with the Championship outfit as his Derby County exit edges closer.

Rotherham United defender Semi Ajayi has not undergone a medical with Leeds United and is flying out with the Millers to Germany for their pre-season trip.

Burnley are on the verge of bringing West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez back to Turf Moor after triggering the £10 million release clause in his contract, according to the Mail.

Other stories reported:

– “Nottingham Forest are leading the race for Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro. (Derby also keen). Would be a Season long loan with an option to buy if it went through. One to watch.” (David Smith)

– Kalvin Phillips has rejected an opening Leeds United contract offer, Football Insider reveal. It is long off what he is seeking.

– “FOREST. Murphy and Osborn are two of the players on a list that the new manager doesn’t plan on using next season. The latter close to securing a move to Sheffield United.” (David Smith)

– “Sheff U. Surprise (lowish) offer for Ben Osborn at Nottingham Forest. Not over yet. Also made 10m offer for young McBurnie (of Swansea). Not over yet either.” (Alan Nixon)

Derby winger Florian Jozefzoon has emerged as a target for German side Schalke, Football Insider understands.

– “Blackpool. Trying hard for Hallam Hope (of Carlisle). And also sniffing around old boy Alex Baptiste.” (Alan Nixon)

Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou has been linked elsewhere. Sources in France are adamant that Cardiff are keen on the 26-year-old forward.

Sunderland fans account The Roker End are reporting that they are close to signing Walsall midfielder George Dobson.

– According to a report in the South London Press, Millwall are interested in signing Reading’s Jon Dadi Bodvarsson as they look to bolster their attacking options this summer.

Grimsby have had a bid for Dundalk defender Cameron Dummingan rejected, as reported by TeamTalk. He’s linked with Millwall and Luton.

Scunthorpe United are poised to add former Shrewsbury man Alex Gilliead to their ranks, as reported by the Grimsby Telegraph.

Cambridge United are running an eye over Dan Jones, the 32-year-old defender released by relegated Notts County this summer.

Blackpool‘s new boss Simon Grayson is keeping tabs on Rangers’ Jamie Murphy.

Oxford hope to take Stuart Findlay out of Kilmarnock as Laurentiu Branescu checks in.

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