Sheffield Wednesday: Luhukay letting nothing slip about transfer plans

Owls boss Jos Luhukay
Owls boss Jos Luhukay
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Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay is keeping tight-lipped over his side’s summer transfer plans.

The Championship outfit, who finished 15th in the second-tier last term, have yet to add to their squad since the market reopened in May.

But Luhukay has not ruled out bringing in reinforcements before the window shuts next month.

“The transfer window ends August 9, a little earlier than the past,” said the Dutchman.

“You know anything can happen in football.

“But at this moment we focus on our team.”

A new centre-half is thought to be at the top of Luhukay’s wish-list as he aims to turn his side into promotion contenders.

The Star understands Wednesday have still not given up hope of bringing Frederico Venancio back to Hillsborough on a full-time basis. The Portuguese defender caught the eye while on loan with the Owls last season.

But it looks unlikely that there will be a lot of incomings at Hillsborough over the coming weeks, with Wednesday under pressure to trim their wage bill in the club’s ongoing battle to comply with profitability and sustainability regulations.

Norwich City still hope to sign Owls striker Jordan Rhodes on a season long-loan while Fernando Forestieri and Barry Bannan also have their admirers.

“In football, you never know,” said Luhukay.

“When the transfer window closes, then you know 100 per cent that is your team and players.

“When the transfer window is open, you don’t know what can happen.”