SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls face competition for Antonio

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READING have revealed that they are in no hurry to sell Michail Antonio and that he is a target for many clubs.

Royals director of football Nick Hammond has suggested that the Owls must improve their offer for the winger.

He said: “The ball is in their court. We are in no rush to sell Michail and there are plenty of clubs who are interested in him.

“We’re having a good look at him over these 10 days in Portugal and at the moment he is very much part of our squad.”

Wednesday have had two bids rejected - with the latest one believed to have been around £700,000.

Antonio played for the second half as a Reading sub last night as Wednesday beat the Premier League club 2-0 in a friendly on the Algarve.

Talks between the clubs about Antonio were held yesterday, with Hammond, Royals owner Anton Zingarevich, chief executive Nigel Howe and manager Brian McDermott, and Owls chairman Milan Mandaric and team boss Dave Jones all in Albufeira for the match.

Wednesday are flying home today but Reading remain in Portugal. They play Olhanense on Friday.