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Sheffield Wednesday: Jones denies Antonio deal

Michail Antonio is set to make a comeback this month after his groin injury

Michail Antonio is set to make a comeback this month after his groin injury

  • by Paul Thompson Sheffield Wednesday
 

Dave Jones has dismissed claims that Michail Antonio is being sold to Wigan.

The Owls manager has also denied Spanish media reports that Cordoba and former Newcastle striker Xisco is heading for Hillsborough.

But Jermaine Johnson is about to rejoin the fold: he has returned from his travels with Jamaica and will start training with the squad on Monday. The formality of a work permit will be finalised and the winger will sign a new one-year deal.

Neither JJ nor Antonio will be involved in Saturday’s private friendly against Steaua Bucharest at Burton.

The Owls left for Staffordshire yesterday amid a claim on the internet that a fee had been agreed with Wigan for Antonio.

Jones responded: “Nothing of the kind has happened, We have received no offers. And we are not signing Xisco.”

Antonio, on his way back from a groin injury, is seen as a big part of the Owls set-up. He is set for matchplay during the team’s stay in Portugal this month.

 

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