Sheffield Wednesday: Davies open to Owls switch

Former Bolton striker Kevin Davies, left, has not ruled out a move to Sheffield Wednesday this summer
Former Bolton striker Kevin Davies, left, has not ruled out a move to Sheffield Wednesday this summer
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Evergreen striker Kevin Davies has indicated he would be interested in move to Sheffield Wednesday over the close season - should the Championship club offer him a deal.

The 36-year-old, capped once by England over two-and-a-half-years ago, is a free agent, having recently been released by Bolton Wanderers.

It is thought Owls boss Dave Jones is a big admirer of the targetman Davies, whose league career began at Chesterfield back in 1993. After four years at Saltergate - the Spireites former home, Jones brought Davies to his old club Southampton.

It is no secret Jones wanted to sign Davies, who spent a decade at Bolton, on loan before the March deadline but the player ended up staying put at the Reebok Stadium.

Davies, who hails from Sheffield, said: “When I was younger, I supported Sheffield United but my father supported Wednesday, so we were pretty split as a family.

“Everyone’s different, of course, but if it’s a club that appeals to you - the manager, the fans and the team - I would have to look at it. If an offer does come then I’ll give it serious consideration.”

Sunderland Blackpool, Brentford and Millwall are also believed to be closely monitoring Davies situation.

Dinamo Zagreb striker Ivan Krstanovic, meanwhile, has claimed he is on the verge of joining the Owls. The 30-year-old Croatian hopes he will be granted a work permit over the next few days.

“I’m all agreed with the English club,” he said. “Of course I hope that I will move to Sheffield Wednesday; that would be a dream come true for me.”