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Football League media talk: Transfer special 29/01/14

29 January 2014

Here are Wednesday 29th January's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League, with a special focus on transfer stories:

Wolverhampton Wanderers reject second Celtic bid for Leigh Griffiths (Birmingham Mail):Sky Bet League 1 side Wolves have turned down an improved bid from the Scottish champions for Griffiths, believed to be £750,000.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley denies Luke Rooney rumours (Get West London): Ardley says that the former Swindon Town winger will not be joining the Dons, of Sky Bet League 2, after training with the club.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer keen on striking talent (Lancashire Telegraph): Bowyer is targeting a forward before the end of the transfer window, with Leeds United's Luke Varney one man linked to Rovers.

Brighton and Hove Albion close in on Dale Stephens (The Argus): Charlton Athletic midfielder Stephens is close to joining Sky Bet Championship rivals Albion as a replacement for the injured Andrew Crofts.

Leicester City chasing Hull City defender Jack Hobbs (Leicester Mercury): Hull have already accepted bids from Sky Bet Championships sides Nottingham Forest, Reading and Wigan Athletic after Hobbs was told he can leave the KC Stadium, but the league leaders are now interested too.

Oldham Athletic boss Lee Johnson looking at attacking duo (Oldham Evening Chronicle): Johnson is maintaining his interest his two trialists, Dan Maguire and John-Paul Kissock.

Port Vale interested in Poole Town's Will Spetch (Stoke Sentinel): The highly-rated defender is being linked with a move to Vale, but is also attracting interest from Portsmouth, Huddersfield and AFC Wimbledon.

Rangers reject Nottingham Forest offer for Lee Wallace (Daily Record): Forest have had a £900,000 bid for Wallace turned down by Scottish Championship side Rangers, who want over £1 million for the defender.

Scunthorpe United look for Deon Burton replacement (Scunthorpe Telegraph): The Iron are likely to dip into the loan market after it was revealed experienced striker Burton could be out for six weeks.

Thomas Ince continues his Premier League tour (Blackpool Gazette): Ince will head to Sunderland and Hull City today, having already talked to Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Stoke City.

Watford target Hungarian international Daniel Tozser (Watford Observer): The Championship club are chasing the defensive midfielder, who currently plies his trade at Italian club Genoa.

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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