Home youth program budget Transfer summary: Portsmouth, Millwall, Sunderland and Co on red alert as Middlesbrough and ex-Wycombe man are available for loan and Cardiff recalls MK Dons star

Transfer summary: Portsmouth, Millwall, Sunderland and Co on red alert as Middlesbrough and ex-Wycombe man are available for loan and Cardiff recalls MK Dons star

0


Here are the latest transfer news and rumors from across the EFL …

The race heats up for the Middlesbrough outcast

Register to our Portsmouth FC newsletter

Newsletter cut through the noise

A number of clubs have reportedly entered the race for Middlesbrough fringe striker Uche Ikpeazu.

The former Wycombe forward joined the North East club this summer after putting in an admirable performance in the Chairboys’ first season in the league last year.

But the 26-year-old struggled to find playing time at this term, with a change in Riverside’s dugout further limiting his progress.

Ikpeazu is yet to complete a full 90 minutes, while also scoring twice in 20 appearances in all competitions.

After scoring seven goals in 14 appearances for MK Dons, Max Watters has been called up by Cardiff City. (Photo by Pete Norton / Getty Images)

And new boss Chris Wilder is apparently ready to let the striker go on loan, which has put a number of EFL clubs on red alert.

Millwall would be the most likely destination for the forward, but Boro has yet to receive an approach from Gary Rowett’s side.

Cardiff recalls MK Dons hotshot

Cardiff prematurely ended Max Watters’ loan deal at MK Dons after a series of impressive performances.

The 22-year-old has scored seven times in 14 appearances for Liam Manning’s side as they head for a play-off berth.

But their top-six hopes have been seriously shaken by the Bluebirds’ ability to call him back to South Wales.

Perhaps the decision is one the Dons would have anticipated, as Watters has outperformed his parent club’s entire squad so far this quarter.

Bolton extends starlet loan

Despite an injury to Bolton this season, the club have extended Xavier Amaechi’s stay on loan.

The 20-year-old Hamburg midfielder joined the club on a short-term loan this summer – but suffered tragedy soon after by breaking his metatarsus.

This kept him from running alongside Ian Evatt until mid-November, but he has since impressed upon his return to action.

The former Arsenal youth side product scored in their recent 2-2 draw with Cheltenham and will have the chance to continue his development until the end of the campaign.

A message from the editor, Mark WaldronYou can support our local team of expert Pompey writers by signing up here for all the latest Fratton Park news for 14p per day.