The Championship transfer window is officially open and a summer of toing and froing at the virtual negotiation table is now underway.
Of course, the rumour mill turns freely throughout the season but the opening of the transfer window usually signals the start of an avalanche of transfer rumours.
We run you through today’s headlines below.
Danny Ward to return to Huddersfield
Cardiff City’s out-of-contract striker Danny Ward could return to Huddersfield Town, according to ExaminerLive.
There has been radio silence from the Bluebirds regarding a new deal for the forward, with chances of fresh terms appearing slimmer by the day.
Ward is a familiar face at the John Smith’s Stadium having made 140 appearances for the Terriers between 2011 and 2015, scoring 21 goals.
The 29-year-old has scored seven goals for City this season, including the crucial winner against Bristol City after the restart.
Former Liverpool man makes Rhian Brewster prediction
Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor believes Rhian Brewster will not return to the Championship next season.
Brewster, 19, was a revelation for Swansea City, having signed on loan back in January and scoring 11 goals in 22 matches.
Steve Cooper is thought to be hopeful about re-signing the player next term, but Mellor thinks Brewster will force his way into the reckoning at Anfield this term.
“I think he was the difference in Swansea getting in the play-offs, it’s pretty clear to see the difference he made,” Mellor told LancsLive.
“I’ve no idea what the budget was to get Brewster, but I know he’s a very talented centre-forward who has that natural ability to score goals.
“I have watched a lot of him and the lad’s got the ability to be a Premier League star. He’s going to be a top, top player.
“I was amazed that he went to Swansea. I would’ve thought everyone in the Championship would’ve wanted him in January.
“He had a long injury and needed the game time, which he’s had now and he’s scored some goals.
“He’ll have the chance to impress at Liverpool in pre-season and I fully believe he will be involved in their match day squads next season – I doubt we will see him play in the Championship next year.”
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Palace join Villa in Watkins race
Crystal Palace have reportedly joined Aston Villa in the race to sign Brentford striker Ollie Watkins after the Bees failed in the bid for promotion to the Premier League.
Many of Brentford’s star players are being tipped to move on this summer after Thomas Frank’s side fell at the final hurdle, losing 2-1 to Fulham in the play-off final.
Having bagged 26 goals across the regular season and play-offs, Watkins is expected to be one of those on the move, with Aston Villa already linked.
And, according to the Evening Standard , Palace are set to battle it out for the £25m-rated striker, having kept a keen eye on him since last summer.
Curle confirms Goode bids
Northampton Town boss Keith Curle has confirmed the club have received bids for in-demand defender Charlie Goode, but has insisted the Cobblers don’t need to sell this summer.
A number of Championship clubs, including Middlesbrough, have been linked with a move for the 24-year-old, who helped Northampton win promotion to League One via the play-offs.
And Curle confirmed to BBC Radio Northampton that bids have been table, saying: “There has been firm interest in Charlie and there have been a couple of bids and rightly so.
“We haven’t got to sell Charlie, we don’t want to sell Charlie and we don’t need to sell Charlie and that’s a fantastic position for us as a football club to be in because we want to bring good players to the club that are value for money – on and off the pitch.”