Grayson looks set to follow Lambert's example

PUBLISHED: 15:09 06 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:22 10 September 2010

Norwich may have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market since the season ended, but Leeds are doing their best to catch up. Having signed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and striker Billy Paynter, Simon Grayson is now close to making his third signing having agreed a deal in principle with an unnamed player.

Norwich may have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market since the season ended, but Leeds are doing their best to catch up.

Having signed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and striker Billy Paynter, Simon Grayson is now close to making his third signing having agreed a deal in principle with an unnamed player. He's been linked with Derby's Paul Connolly.

Celtic are set to end Cardiff's hopes of keeping out-of-contract Joe Ledley with a £25,000-per-week offer - dwarfing Cardiff's £11,000 offer. Cardiff's bid includes a £150,000 signing-on fee and an appearance clause of £2,000 per game, which is in line with that received by City's top players.

Reading are confident of landing Andy Griffin despite interest from Cardiff.

At Bristol City, new boss Steve Coppell has given his players an ultimatum - show total commitment to the club or leave. His statement comes after rumours that striker Nicky Maynard and long-serving defender Bradley Orr could be on their way.

Paul Hart has been sounded out about becoming Hull's new manager. The 57-year-old former Barnsley manager left Crystal Palace at the end of the season after steering the London side to safety in the Championship.

Ex-Coventry City boss Chris Coleman is in the running for the vacant manager's position at Palace. Coventry academy goalkeeper Michael Quirke has signed a one-year professional deal.

Sheffield United are believed to be keen on signing Stoke goalkeeper Steve Simonsen - because Paddy Kenny is signing for QPR. Kenny will cost £750,000, although don't expect Blades fans to be happy after the club stood by Kenny during a nine-month suspension he served after failing a drugs test last year.

Lee Hendrie, released by Derby, says Warnock also wants him to Loftus Road, although he claims to have other options.

Sheffield United have signed out-of-contract Barnsley striker Daniel Bogdanovic on a two-year deal. The 30-year-old, who rejected a new deal at Oakwell, says he turned down an offer from Leeds, a claim that the Elland Road side deny.

Ipswich chief executive Simon Clegg has been told by owner Marcus Evans to cut Town's squad this summer. Evans has informed Clegg and manager Roy Keane they must sell before they can bolster the side. Clegg is looking to sign five new players, including a striker, but is convinced he can meet the owners' demands.

Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams is set to miss the start of the new campaign with a serious pelvic problem.

Nottingham Forest have offered new contracts to five teenagers - but could be about to lose striker Joe Garner, who is being tracked by Doncaster, who have given manager Sean O'Driscoll the biggest budget in their history. Tom Kennedy has agreed a three-year deal at Rovers after rejecting the chance to extend his stay with Rochdale.

Striker Martin Paterson has signed a new three-year deal with Burnley. He had two years remaining on his contract, but will now stay at Turf Moor until the summer of 2013.

Preston's financial woes could be eased after leisure tycoon Trevor Hemmings launched a rescue package. North End were hit with a winding-up petition served by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs last month which led to the suspension of the company's shares from trading on the Alternative Investment Market. But Deepdale PNE Holdings Ltd, the company owned by Hemmings, have increased their shareholding in the club from 28pc to 51.4pc, triggering a mandatory offer for the remaining shares.

t Norwich-born Paul Warne has signed a new contract which will see him stay at Rotherham for another year. The 37-year-old, who played for Diss in the FA Vase final in 1994, will stay on for one more season at the Don Valley Stadium.

He is expected to mix his playing duties with a coaching role, according to the club's official website.

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