INCOMING funds are never discouraged and Huddersfield could be set to receive a cash windfall ahead of the start of the Championship season.

The Terriers are primed to wrap up the £1.5million sale of midfielder Adam Clayton to Middlesbrough, which could rise to more than £2m with add-ons.

Clayton, who was named the club's player of the year last term after making 46 appearances, would be the highest-profile closed-season departure at the John Smith's.

It has been reported that Huddersfield are keen on a swoop for Boro's Jacob Butterfield, but it is thought that a swap deal involving Clayton is not on the cards.

Former skipper Peter Clarke was one of eight players released over the summer and the captain's armband was yesterday handed to Lee Peltier, who returned to the club this summer.

In addition to Peltier, who rejoined after a three-year absence, boss Mark Robins this week brought in Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady for a reported fee of £375,000.

Poland international midfielder Radoslaw Majewski earlier signed a season-long loan deal from Nottingham Forest, while goalkeeper Joe Murphy penned a two-year contract after turning down a new deal at Coventry.

Despite Murphy's arrival, it appears that Alex Smithies will remain the number one stopper.