Championship transfer rumours: Aston Villa defender set for Australian loan move, Nottingham Forest close to another signing and Bolton avoid embargo and points deduction | 13 September

Here’s all the latest rumours from around the Championship...

Aston Villa defender Richie De Laet could be headed down under as he has reportedly been offered a way out of Villa Park by Melbourne City.

Transfers

Transfers

It is rumoured that De Laet will move to the A-League on loan to reunite with former coach Warren Joyce.

Reports in Iran suggest that Nottingham Forest are close to yet another signing – this time for attacker Karim Ansarifard, who would be Aitor Karanka’s 17th new recruit as manager.

Bolton Wanderers have avoided administration, a points deduction and potential transfer embargo by agreeing a deal to pay off their main creditor.

Club chairman Ken Anderson announced that the loan to Blu Marble Capital Ltd had now been repaid after an initial rejection and that the club had therefore avoided administration.