MK Dons' rivals conclude deals as League One club signs former Benfica and Sporting Lisbon youngster

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All of the latest League One transfer gossip from around the web.All of the latest League One transfer gossip from around the web.
All of the latest League One transfer gossip from around the web.

MK Dons are pencilled in to return to action in the third round of the FA Cup against Premier League outfit Burnley this Saturday.

The Dons then face Northampton Town in the Papa John’s Trophy the following Tuesday.

Meanwhile, MK’s League One rivals Fleetwood Town are still yet to appoint a new boss following the sacking of head coach Joey Barton earlier this week.

Simon Wies and Tim Cahill remain to the two clear front-runners for the job with the bookies, with Chris Beech and Simon Grayson also in contention.

But there’s also plenty transfer talk ahead of an interesting transfer window for the many clubs up and down the EFL pyramid.

So what’s the latest gossip from League One – including done deals from the division?

As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the third tier – so scroll down to see the latest news and talk from around the internet:

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers has joined League One's Swindon Town on loan for the remainder of the season from Bournemouth. (Various)

League Two strugglers Southend United have agreed to sign Portsmouth's Reeco Hackett-Fairchild. The striker spent the first half of the season on loan at Bromley but that deal ended on 3 January. (Football Insider)

Ched Evans, who was linked with a move to Ipswich Town and Sunderland, has signed for Championship side Preston North End. (Various)

West Ham have reportedly been alerted to Ipswich Town defender Elkan Baggott’s rejection of his first professional contract and will attempt to lure the 18-year-old to the London Stadium. (Football Insider)

Hull City youngster Callum Jones has signed a new contract with the Tigers until the summer of 2023, with the option of a further year. The 19-year-old has made seven appearances for the Tigers since breaking into the first-team squad at the start of the season. (Various)

Doncaster Rovers have signed Barnsley’s 21-year-old highly-rated former Benfica and Sporting Lisbon youngster Elliot Simoes on loan until the end of the season. (Various)

Hibernian boss Jack Ross is keen to retain the services of striker Kevin Nisbet – despite rumoured interest from Sunderland. (Sunderland Echo)

However, Sunderland have made an enquiry about Nisbet and as it stands, are currently leading the chase for the 23-year-old’s signature. (The Sun)

Wigan Athletic's administrators have revealed three parties have already opened formal discussions with regards buying the club. (Wigan Today)

With his loan spell at Swindon Town due to be cut short, Leeds United's Jordan Stevens could be in line for a move to Bradford City instead. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Championship big guns Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough are battling Rotherham to sign striker former Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet this month. (Football Insider)

English Football League clubs have been handed a welcome cash reprieve with the news that the players’ union will pay the estimated £5m required to fund mandatory Covid-19 testing across the league’s 72 clubs for the rest of the 2020-21 season. (Various)