Former Wigan Athletic defender eyed by Blackburn Rovers as EFL clubs eye transfer deals

All of the latest League One transfer gossip from around the web.All of the latest League One transfer gossip from around the web.
All of the latest League One transfer gossip from around the web.
The January transfer window is now officially open!

Clubs are being linked with a number of potential new signings as managers look to strengthen.

And there’s plenty transfer talk ahead of an interesting transfer window for the many clubs up and down the EFL pyramid.

But what’s the latest gossip from League One?

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As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the third tier – so scroll down to see the latest news, gossip and odds from around the internet:

Blackburn Rovers have made an enquiry about bringing West Bromwich Albion’s former Wigan Athletic defender Cedric Kipre on loan to the club. (Various)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has opted against signing Manchester United's Wales winger Daniel James and Middlesbrough's former Sunderland winger Duncan Watmore. He favours a centre-back, midfielder and striker instead. (Mail on Sunday)

Former Barnsley and Portsmouth defender Kevin Long could be sold by Burnley in January. (Various)

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Cobblers boss Keith Curle says the club are not currently in a position to offer Ricky Holmes a new contract due to the new rule limiting squad sizes. (Northampton Chronicle)

Liverpool have recalled 19-year-old Wales defender Morgan Boyes from his loan spell at League One side Fleetwood Town. (Various)

Crewe Alexandra have confirmed that forward Offrande Zanzala has left the club by mutual consent. (Various)

Swindon are said to have made an enquiry for Jordy Hiwula at Portsmouth and are also keen to tie up Joe Day from Cardiff City in a double deal. (The Sun)

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Rotherham are reportedly taking an interest in striker ex-Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet, who just returned from a stint in Turkey. (The Sun)

Sunderland are close to making Forest Green Rovers captain Carl Winchester their first signing of the January transfer window.

The Sunderland Echo states that a deal could soon be finalised for the 27-year-old.

Lee Johnson’s side are also said to be ‘keen on’ Fleetwood’s Town’s ex-Sheffield United and Manchester City striker Ched Evans.

However, the Black Cats will face competition from divisional rivals Ipswich Town for the striker, who netted 29 League One goals during the 2011/12 campaign. (Sun on Sunday)