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DEADLINE DAY: NEWS AND RUMOURS

Welcome to our coverage of 'Transfer Deadline Day'. On Sunday evening Walsall manager Dean Smith confirmed that he hopes to sign an attack-minded player on loan ahead of the 11pm transfer deadline.
Welcome to our coverage of 'Transfer Deadline Day'. On Sunday evening Walsall manager Dean Smith confirmed that he hopes to sign an attack-minded player on loan ahead of the 11pm transfer deadline.

Several players have been linked with a move to the Banks's Stadium during the window, including, amongst others, Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town), Joao Rodriguez (Chelsea), and Dayle Southwell (Boston United).

>> Former Walsall striker Matty Fryatt becomes our first spotted player of the weekend. Matty said to have been seen driving away from Banks's Stadium following Sunday evening's Sky Bet League 1 draw with Gillingham.

>> Rumoured Walsall target Joe Lolley of Huddersfield Town is said to be in talks with Leeds United over a potential move. (Source: Daily Mail)

>> French striker Mathieu Manset is being linked with a move away from the Banks's Stadium. York City said to be in the driving seat.

>> Joe Lolley also linked with a move to fellow Sky Bet League 1 side, Preston North End.

>> Michael Chopra has this afternoon been linked with a move to Walsall. The former Newcastle United, Cardiff City, Sunderland, and Ipswich Town striker is currently under contract to Indian side Kerala Blasters.

>> Walsall have been linked with a loan move for Leicester City's right-sided defender James Pearson. 22-year-old Pearson is a product of the Rotherham United Youth system, and joined Leicester City, who are managed by his father Nigel, in 2012.

>> Former Walsall striker Troy Deeney has been linked with a move away from Watford. Near-rivals West Bromwich Albion said to be leading the race for the Birmingham-born 26 year-old.

>> Walsall have signed 18-year-old Manchester City striker Jordy Hiwula on a one month loan deal.

>> Walsall have released French striker Mathieu Manset following just six months at the club.

>> Huddersfield Town's Joe Lolley has rejected several loan offers and has opted to stay at the club and fight for his place.

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