Here are Thursday 30th January's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League, with a special focus on transfer stories:

Brighton and Hove Albion's Liam Bridcutt set for Sunderland switch (The Argus): The midfielder looks destined to sign for the Black Cats, who are managed by former Brighton boss Gus Poyet.

Chris Powell confirms Charlton Athletic pair Dale Stephens and Yann Kermorgant close to departing (South London Press): The Addicks manager has revealed Stephens is on the verge of joining Sky Bet Championship rivals Brighton and Hove Albion and Kermorgant is a target for Bournemouth.

Oxford United caretaker manager Mickey Lewis targets new signings (Sky Sports): Lewis hopes to add some new recruits to his squad before the transfer window closes, after injuries to a number of players.

Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough battle for Danny Graham (Sky Sports): The Sunderland striker, who is currently on a season-long loan at Premier League side Hull City, is rumoured to be a target for Championship clubs Forest and Boro.

Morecambe closing in on deal for right-back (Morecambe Visitor): Manager Jim Bentley is confident of landing his primary January transfer target ahead of his team's weekend fixture.

Blackpool set for deadline day rush (Blackpool Gazette): Stand-in Blackpool boss Barry Ferguson is confident of adding to his small squad in deadline day. 

Nottingham Forest could move for Southampton's Danny Fox (Nottingham Post): Forest may attempt to sign Fox, after Rangers rejected their bid for Lee Wallace.

Huddersfield Town striker Jon Stead turns down Coventry City loan (Coventry Telegraph): 30-year-old Stead, who has struggled to establish himself in the Terriers' squad, has rejected a move to the Sky Bet League 1 team. Walsall and Sheffield United are also rumoured to be interested.

New Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder will not 'pay over the top' for new recruits (Northampton Chronicle & Echo): The Sky Bet League 2 strugglers are expected to sign a raft of new signings, but Wilder won't pay over the odds for any player.

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson set to do business (Lancashire Evening Post): The 44-year-old is rumoured to have a number of targets and is trying to conclude some incoming transfer business at Deepdale.

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