Paul could be Heff to Scotland

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday striker Paul Heffernan has been linked with a move to Kilmarnock.

The Star understands the 29-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at Hillsborough and is one of the senior players manager Gary Megson is looking to offload this summer.

Scottish Premier League outfit Kilmarnock are reportedly interested in Heffernan’s services and a deal could be finalised between the two parties in the next couple of days.

Heffernan, who arrived on a free transfer from South Yorkshire neighbours Doncaster Rovers last July, has been a peripheral figure since Megson’s appointment four months ago. The forward, who bagged 53 goals in 160 appearances in his spell at Rovers, is contracted to Wednesday until 2012 but started just three matches in League One last season.

If Heffernan moves on, it may free up space on the wage bill for Megson to re-sign Neil Mellor from Preston North End. Discussions are on-going between Wednesday and Mellor’s agent and a second round of talks are planned for today.

Chairman Milan Mandaric has confirmed the club wants to sign Mellor on a permanent basis.

A fee was agreed but a potential switch fell through because neither side could agree on personal terms.