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Football League media talk 20/01/14

20 January 2014

Here are Monday 20th January's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League, including the top transfer, news and gossip stories:

Liverpool eye-up Nottingham Forest's Karl Darlow (Nottingham Post): Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keeping tabs on Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow, with Tottenham Hotspur also interested.

Bradford City search for left-back (The Telegraph and Argus): Bantams boss Phil Parkinson will make signing a left-back his priority, with eight days until their next game .

Brian McDermott wants a quick resolution to Leeds United's takeover saga (Yorkshire Evening Post): The Leeds boss said that Sport Capital completing the takeover of Leeds should be the club's number one priority, in the wake of five straight defeats.

Brighton and Hove Albion target Cardiff City's Joe Mason (The Argus): The Seagulls have restarted their search for a striker after Lewis Grabban agreed a new contract at Bournemouth, with Joe Mason thought to be high on their list .

Chelsea turn down hat-trick of Nathan Ake offers (Daily Mail): Premier League side Chelsea have rejected offers from three Sky Bet Championship sides for 18-year-old defender Nathan Ake. It is thought Burnley, Watford and Wigan Athletic have all made unsuccessful loan approaches.

Doncaster Rovers wait over Nick Proschwitz (The Sheffield Star): Doncaster have stepped-up their pursuit of Hull City striker Proschwitz over a possible loan, but may have to wait until later this week to complete the deal.

Graham Kavanagh to ask the Carlisle United board for more players (News & Star): The Cumbrians' manager is determined to bring in reinforcements, as the club slipped to within two points of the Sky Bet League 1 drop zone at the weekend.

Handful of trialists train with Torquay United (Torquay Herald Express): Crewe Alexandra defender Thierry Audel is one of a number of trialists training with the Gulls this week.

Harry Redknapp confirms Queens Park Rangers interest in Coll Donaldson (Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle): Livingston's 18-year-old defender Coll Donaldson is poised for a move to Sky Bet Championship side QPR after impressing on trial.

Jack Grimmer hopes to stay at Port Vale until May (Stoke Sentinel): Grimmer, Vale's defender on loan from Fulham, is hopeful of staying at Vale Park until the end of the 2013/14 Sky Bet League 1 season.

Northampton Town make cash offer for a centre forward (Northampton Chronical and Echo): The Cobblers, currently bottom of the Sky Bet Football League, have made a bid for a striker.

Nottingham Forest want Danny Graham on loan (Daily Mail): Sunderland striker Danny Graham, who is currently on loan at Hull City, could join Nottingham Forest on loan.

Paul Ince keeps Blackpool job (Blackpool Gazette): Paul Ince remains in charge at Bloomfield Road despite talks over his future with chairman Karl Oyster on Sunday evening. The four-hour meeting followed the Tangerines' 2-0 defeat to Barnsley, their ninth loss in 10 league matches.

Premier League club interested in Wycombe Wanderers' Kortney Hause (Bucks Free Press): Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has confirmed rumours of top-flight interest in 18-year-old Hause.

Reading receive Omani interest (Reading Chronicle): A group of Omani businessmen are vying for control of Reading, confirmed a member of the Oman FA.

Stevenage's Ben Chorley looks Portsmouth-bound (Portsmouth News): Centre-half Chroley looks likely to sign an 18-month contract at Pompey, leaving Boro by mutual consent.

'Stick with us', says Plymouth Argyle's Neal Trotman (Plymouth Herald): Defender Trotman has issued a plea to Argyle fans to stick with the team after a 3-0 defeat to Rochdale.

Swansea City set to sign Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams (The Northern Echo):Sky Bet Championship outfit Middlesbrough look likely to lose Rhys Williams to Swansea City in a £1.5 million deal after the Swans formally registered their interest in the Australian. Meanwhile, Boro are confident of re-signing Daniel Ayala on loan from Norwich City with his loan spell expiring on Thursday.

Swindon Town fed up with away form, claims Jay McEveley (Swindon Advertiser): Swindon full-back Jay McEveley says the players are as frustrated with their poor form on the road as the fans, after a 2-0 defeat at Gillingham.

Wolverhampton Wanderers pay tribute to legend Bert Williams (Birmingham Mail): Wolves have moved to honour their former 'keeper after he passed away at the weekend at the age of 93.

Wolves striker Jake Cassidy set for Tranmere Rovers return (Liverpool Echo): Tranmere are lining up a loan bid for Jake Cassidy from fellow Sky Bet League 1 side Wolves. The 20-year-old was at Prenton Park last season, and a deal is expected to be completed later this week.

These stories have been reproduced from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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