Date: 30th December 2010 at 10:01pm
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The New Year brings with it the opening of the transfer window and a host of activity in the Championship as clubs look to strengthen for the second half of the season and also wait for bids from the Premier League for their star men.

Barnsley are believed to have received an offer from Blackpool for winger Adam Hammill, rated at around £2m by the Tykes.

Ivan Sproule’s agent reckons the Northern Ireland international is likely to leave Bristol City in January.

Burnley are in the market for a new manager rather than new players and Phil Brown, Iain Dowie and Derek McInnes are just three of the names in the frame to succeed Brian Laws.

Andy O’Brien and James Vaughan are on the Cardiff City shopping list, with any deals potentially being financed by the sale of Jay Bothroyd.

Striker Vaughan has been on loan at Crystal Palace this season but his price tag for a permanent deal is out of the Eagles reach.

Hull City have new owners and manager Nigel Pearson has been backed in the market, bringing in strikers Aaron Mclean from Peterborough United and Matty Fryatt from Leicester.

Experienced goalkeeper Roy Carroll is training with Ipswich Town but manager Roy Keane has said he is not going to sign the former Manchester United permanently.

Leeds manager Simon Grayson has been linked with both Richard Dunne of Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson.

Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba of Hibs is being linked with Leicester City, managed by his one-time international boss Sven Goran Eriksson.