Owls cool on Ivan link

Milan Mandaric refused to comment on speculation
Milan Mandaric refused to comment on speculation
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Sheffield Wednesday have distanced themselves from reports linking them with giant Dinamo Zagreb striker Ivan Krstanovic.

Just over a week ago the 30-year-old claimed he was on the brink of moving to England and joining the Championship club.

“I’m all agreed with the English club; of course I hope that I will move to Sheffield Wednesday,” said the 6ft 5ins forward. “That would be a dream come true for me.”

When pressed on Wednesday’s reported interest in Krstanovic, chairman Milan Mandaric told The Star: “There is always a lot of speculation at this time of year. It is the same with most clubs. There is nothing tangible yet as far as I am concerned. There is no point talking about speculation.”

Nottingham Forest are also thought to be monitoring Krstanovic’s situation.

Wednesday need to boost their forward line before the new season gets underway on August 3 at Queens Park Rangers. Having sold Chris O’Grady to Barnsley, Owls manager Dave Jones is seeking to bring in a targetman who could pose a physical and aerial threat.

Wednesday have also been linked with free agent Kevin Davies and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Former Wednesday striker Ryan Lowe has joined Tranmere Rovers on a two-year deal from MK Dons. The Liverpudlian forward, a scorer of eight goals in the Owls 2012 promotion winning season, came close to moving to Prenton Park on loan last term.

Rovers manager Ronnie Moore has also signed ex-Barnsley defender Stephen Foster this summer.