Round-up: McEachran set for move, Morrison hopes fade, Franklin shines

Brentford are on the verge of signing Josh McEachran from Chelsea.

The midfielder, 22, is close to completing a move to Griffin Park for a fee believed to be around £750,000.

QPR have confirmed that Karl Henry has signed a new one-year contract at Loftus Road.

But Rangers’ hopes of signing Ravel Morrison have faded. Last week they were confident his release from Lazio would be agreed, but currently the player looks likely to stay in Italy for the time being at least.

Morrison's representatives had been trying to negotiate his release from Lazio
Morrison’s representatives had been trying to negotiate his release from Lazio

In terms of transfer speculation, Midlands newspaper the Express & Star say West Brom are confident they will eventually sign Matty Phillips and the South Wales Evening Post reports that Swansea, linked with Alex McCarthy, are not planning a move for the QPR keeper.

West London Sport revealed on Sunday that Rangers had rejected a bid from West Brom for Phillips. Fans on Twitter have since been reacting to the news, with many praising the club’s stance.

Meanwhile, Fulham youngsters Liam Donnelly, Jordan Evans and Dean O’Halloran have all signed contract extensions.

Pinner snooker player Martin Gould has been knocked out of the Australian Open by John Hggins.

And Middlesex skipper James Franklin took two wickets in three balls to restrict Nottinghamshire to 180-4 at the end of a rain-affected second day at Trent Bridge.

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