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Reports: Peterborough United striker Washington set for QPR move

Conor Washington could soon be a QPR player. Credit: PA

Peterborough United striker Conor Washington is reportedly set to join Championship side QPR in a £2.5 million deal.

The 23-year-old has been in terrific form for Posh this season, scoring 15 goals in all competitions.

A number of clubs had shown an interest in the former Newport County man, but it appears that Rangers have won the race for his signature.

Washington would replace Charlie Austin at Loftus Road following his move to Southampton over the weekend.


Review into how Cobblers' £102m loan was handled by council

Northampton Town Football Club. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

An internal investigation into a local authority's handling of a £102m loan to Northampton Town Football Club begins today.

The borough council's audit committee will meet to discuss the procedures followed by the authority when it agreed to hand over the money for the redevelopment of Sixfields.

The loan was not paid back in time and, after new owner Kelvin Thomas bought the club, it was arranged for the debt to be cleared in return for the Cobblers handing over development rights of the land around the stadium.

Reports: Norwich City move for Wolfsburg defender Klose

Could Timm Klose be heading to Carrow Road? Credit: PA

Norwich City are close to signing Wolfsburg centre-back Timm Klose according to reports in Europe.

Numerous media outlets claim that a £7.7 million fee has been agreed for the Swiss international and that he'll undergo a medical on Monday (January 18).

27-year-old Klose has never really had an extended run in the first team at the Volkswagen Arena, but did feature against Manchester United in the Champions League earlier this season.

Southend United bring in Premier League left-back Hendrie

Stephen Hendrie has agreed to join Southend United on loan. Credit: Southend United

Southend United have completed the loan signing of West Ham United defender Stephen Hendrie.

The left-back joined the Hammers in the summer from Hamilton Academical but has struggled for first team opportunities.

Hendrie will spend the next month at Roots Hall and help cover for the injured Ben Coker.

"I’m absolutely delighted.

He comes here making his English debut, having not played first team football since he left Hamilton Academical.

I spoke to his former manager, Alex Neil, last night about him, to ask about the type character we’re bringing in.

He says he’s a solid character, reliable, got bags of energy and probably his biggest asset will be his legs, as he can run all day."

– Phil Brown, Southend United manager

Meanwhile, Stevenage have signed Forest Green Rovers striker Aaron O’Connor on an initail month's loan.

Brett Williams has moved in the opposite direction.

Millwall winger Lee Martin has joined Northampton Town on a month's loan.


Norwich City seal deal for promising York City midfielder Godfrey

Godfrey has joined Norwich City for an undisclosed fee. Credit: Norwich City

Norwich City have signed highly-rated York City midfielder Ben Godfrey for an undisclosed fee.

Godfrey, who is 18 today, has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract at Carrow Road.

He attracted interest from several clubs after making his debut for the Minstermen at the age of 17 earlier this season, but Norwich moved quickly to secure a deal that could eventually be worth more than £1 million to the League Two club.

Godfrey will join the club's academy initially.

"It's massive for me to be given this opportunity and I can't wait to get started.

I'm delighted to get the deal done, and it happening on my birthday makes it extra special. York gave me the platform to kick on so I owe a lot to them, but it's about what happens next now.

Norwich is a huge club and I'm looking forward to developing myself as a player here."

– Ben Godfrey, Norwich City

Williamson agrees permanent Cambridge United stay

Ben Williamson (left) in action for previous club Port Vale. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed Gillingham striker Ben Williamson on a permanent deal.

The 27-year-old has been on loan at the Abbey Stadium since November, scoring three goals.

He has now agreed a contract that will run until the summer of 2017.

"I’m obviously delighted to make the stay permanent and when I came here on loan I really enjoyed my time.

I managed to play a lot of games, score some goals and now I’m happy that that we’ve managed to get the deal over the line.

As soon as I arrived through the door everyone at the club gave me a huge welcome including the manager who has had a big impact.”

– Ben Williamson, Cambridge United

Cambridge United land Dunne while Keane heads out on loan

James Dunne (left) in action for Portsmouth against Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed Portsmouth midfielder James Dunne on a deal until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old will have the option to earn a longer contract in the summer.

“I’m really glad to be joining Cambridge and helping them to push up the League.

Having played over 200 games in League One and League Two combined, means that I can add experience to the team and I’ll be looking to help the club achieve what they want to achieve.

I’m a player that likes to get up and down the pitch, enjoys a tackle and try to get the team playing when I’m on the ball."

– James Dunne, Cambridge United
Keith Keane will spend the next month at Stevenage. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Cambridge midfielder Keith Keane has joined Stevenage on a month's loan.

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