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Saturday's Championship transfer talk news roundup: Said Benrahma, Fahd Moufi, Ben White

Saturday's Championship transfer talk: Benrahma, Moufi, White
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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Championship on Saturday, July 11.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Championship on Saturday, July 11.

Saturday morning's Championship transfer talk news roundup:


Leeds United among clubs keen on Brighton & Hove Albion defender?

General view of Leeds United's Elland Road taken May 2016© Reuters

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Haydon Roberts has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target of Leeds United.

Last summer, the Championship leaders agreed to sign Brighton centre-back Ben White on a season-long loan, a deal which has subsequently helped the Yorkshire giants move to the brink of promotion to the Premier League.

According to The Telegraph, Marcelo Bielsa is prepared to return to the Seagulls to agree a similar arrangement for Roberts.

The 18-year-old's only senior outing has come in the EFL Cup, when the centre-back got on the scoresheet in a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa in September.

The teenager also made three appearances in the EFL Trophy earlier this season, helping Brighton's Under-21 side concede just one goal during those games.

Brentford, Derby County, RB Leipzig and Mainz 05 may all reportedly choose to rival Leeds for Roberts's signature.



Said Benrahma friend drops Chelsea hint

Brentford's Said Benrahma celebrates scoring against Wigan Athletic on July 4, 2020© Reuters

A friend of Brentford winger Said Benrahma has dropped a huge hint that the 24-year-old could be heading to Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Having amassed a terrific return of 15 goals and nine assists in the Championship this term, Benrahma is naturally being linked with a move to a top-flight club.

Chelsea have been touted as a potential destination for the Algeria international, and Benrahma's friend and fellow professional footballer Fahd Moufi has recently added fuel to the fire on social media.

Commenting on Benrahma's Instagram Live, Moufi, who plays as a defender for Portuguese side Tondela, said: "Congratulations on Chelsea, my bro."

Chelsea have already bolstered their attacking options with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, but Frank Lampard is supposedly keen to add more firepower to his frontline ahead of next season.

Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz is reportedly a priority target for the Blues, and a recent report suggested that the 21-year-old is keen to move to Stamford Bridge in order to link up with Germany teammates Antonio Rudiger and Werner.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City392739106357184
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
4Chelsea392061369571266
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd391512124239357
9Arsenal381414105648856
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Southampton38157165160-952
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford39810213668-3234
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921

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