League One gossip: Sunderland in pole position to capture £10m Tottenham winger, Barnsley, Preston join Oxford & Rotherham in hunt for 20-goal striker as Wigan set to sign defender

There is a week to go in the January transfer window, with the market set to shut next Monday evening.

By Pepe Lacey
Monday, 24th January 2022, 11:08 am
Updated Monday, 24th January 2022, 1:41 pm

Pompey have so far made two acquisitions this month with Hayden Carter and Tyler Walker both arriving on loan.

Elsewhere, clubs in League One have been busy trying getting their deals done.

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Here’s the latest transfer gossip from around the third tier.

Sunderland eye move for Tottenham winger

Sunderland are reportedly interested in securing a loan deal for Spurs winger Jack Clarke.

The forward burst onto the professional scene with former club Leeds United in 2018, where he made 31 outings, scoring twice as Marcelo Bielsa’s side missed out on play-off success.

Sunderland look set to bring in £10m Tottenham man Jack Clarke. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

He swiftly attracted the attention of Spurs who captured the 18-year-old for £10m in 2019.

However, his time at Tottenham has been far from a plain sailing, making just four first-team appearances, with most if his time being spent in the U21s side.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Stoke and it appears another loan move away from the capital seems likely this month, with Sunderland in pole position for his signature.

Championship clubs enter race with League One duo for striker

Barnsley and Preston are the latest clubs to join the race for Morecambe striker Cole Stockton.

The 27-year-old has attracted interest from both the Championship and League One after impressing during the first half of the campaign.

He has scored 20 goals in 31 outings in all competitions so far this term – form that has also seen both Bolton and Rotherham linked with the forward this month,

Oxford United, who have been linked with former Pompey front man Jermain Defoe, are also reportedly keen

Wigan set to resign defender from promotion rivals

Wigan are set to bring defender Curtis Tilt back to the DW Stadium following his controversial recall from Rotherham.

The Jamaican international had spent the previous 18 months on loan with the Latics.

But he was recalled by the Millers after featuring 12 times for Leam Richardson’s side this season.

The 30-year-old was unhappy after being asked to return to the New York Stadium at the start of the window, with Rotherham boss Paul Warne saying the defender had a future at the club.

But it seems a deal may be close, with Latics chairman Talal Al Hammad tweeting a pen emoji alongside the Jamaican flag over the weekend.

Premier League side interested in young stopper

Tottenham are reportedly interested in a move for Accrington Stanley keeper Toby Savin this month.

The 20-year-old is said to be on the radar of the top-tier side, who have been watching the stopper closely after his standout performances for John Coleman’s side.

The Sun have claimed that Spurs see Savin as a future replacement for long-serving captain Hugo Lloris, whose contract is set to be up in 2024.

The youngster still has 18 months left on his contract and has appeared 60 times in all competitions for Stanley after coming through the ranks in 2017.

His performances have also attracted interest from Southampton but it seems Antonio Conte’s side are poised to bring the keeper to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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