Birmingham City set to miss out on former Sunderland striker, Cardiff City ‘trying to land’ West Brom forward

Birmingham City set to miss out on former Sunderland striker. Cardiff City ‘trying to land’ West Brom forward.

We are now in the final stages of the summer transfer window which is set to shut for clubs across English football at 11pm tonight.

It could be a busy Deadline Day for Birmingham City as John Eustace looks to get his first team squad set for the first half of the EFL Championship season.

The Blues have had a poor start to the season so far with just one win, two draws and four defeats from their first seven matches including Tuesday night’s 2-1 defat at home to Norwich City.

Their next fixture comes on Saturday when they head to Preston North End but, before that, the attention will be on the final hours of the transfer window.

Here are the EFL Championship transfer news stories making the headlines on Deadline Day (Thursday, September 1) morning:

Barnsley are considering multiple offers for Hungary international Callum Styles from several Championship clubs and teams from abroad (Peter O’Rourke)

Fulham’s recent bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz is thought to be well short of their £15m-plus valuation and not one the Championship club will entertain (Football League World via Lancashire Telegraph)

Watford have rejected a last-gasp Everton bid for striker Joao Pedro (Football Insider)

A number of Championship teams, including Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic, are trying to land Ireland striker Callum Robinson before the transfer window closes (Irish Independent)

Bristol City are expected to keep hold of Antoine Semenyo beyond the transfer deadline despite the Premier League interest in the attacker (Football League World)

Former Sunderland striker Josh Maja had agreed a pay cut to remain with French side Bordeaux after their relegation to Ligue 2, ruling out a potential move to Birmingham City this summer (French Football Now via L’Équipe)

Groningen forward Jorgen Strand Larsen is set to secure a move to Spanish top-tier side Celta Vigo during deadline day having been linked with a move to Middlesbrough (Football League World via Fabrizio Romano)

Derby County are now in the running for Sheffield United striker William Osula, rivalling fellow League One side Ipswich Town for the teenager’s signature (Football League World via Alan Nixon)

Leeds United are pushing to sign Sheffield United defender John Egan before the transfer window closes (Express Sport)

Burnley are unwilling to meet Swansea City’s £10m+ valuation of striker Michael Obafemi but are still working on “one or two” deals (Lancashire Live)