Sheffield Wednesday transfer news: Owls manager hunt latest as former 'target' set for loan switch

Sheffield Wednesday are still hunting for a new manager to replace Tony Pulis - and there's still plenty of transfer gossip swirling around the web.

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 11:04 am
All the latest Championship transfer gossip from around the web.

Vladimir Ivic is currently the clear favourite with the bookies at 1/2 with Paul Cook (5/2), Neil Thompson (14/1), Chris Coleman (11/1) and Roy Keane (14/1) also featuring in the field.

Mick McCarthy's name has also been touted around. The bookies are offering odds of 33/1 with Sun journalist Alan Nixon suggesting the former Sunderland boss ‘would take’ the job but is 'yet to be asked’.

Indeed, former midfielder Carlton Palmer says that he’d give back his salary to Dejphon Chansiri if he was appointed and didn’t get to the Premier League in two seasons.

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QPR might turn to Huddersfield Town’s Alex Pritchard should Bright Osayi-Samuel leave this month. QPR are now looking to sell Osayi-Samuel to Fenerbahce this month, after it was reported earlier in the week that the winger had already agreed a pre-contract deal with the Turkish side and Prichard is being eyed as his replacement. (TalkSport)

He said: “Phone the chairman. Tell him I will take the job. Give me control of all playing matters and the funds he has allocated to previous managers. Give me two full seasons, if I don’t get promotion I pay all my salary back to him if I do he gives me double my salary.

“I would get big Ron or Howard Wilkinson in as technical director, Craig Shakespeare in as first team coach. Two seasons job done. Crowds back, passion back. Premier League. Ask the chairman if any manager would back himself and work for nothing if he fails.”

Meanwhile, a reported Owls target is set to leave the club on loan with League One outfit Hull City keen.

Here’s a round-up of some of the other transfer rumours involving Sheffield Wednesday and their Championship rivals this morning:

Cardiff City have seen a move for Sunderland loanee Dion Sanderson rejected. Cardiff approached Wolves over the possibility of Sanderson returning to South Wales this month. The report states that Neil Harris’ side asked the Premier League outfit if they would be prepared to cut-short the 21-year-old’s loan stint at the Stadium of Light before then sending him back on loan to Cardiff. But that approach has been rejected. (Daily Mail)
Bournemouth have accepted a bid for former Derby County target Jack Simpson from fellow Championship side Cardiff City. Simpson has been on Bournemouth’s books for over ten years. (Daily Echo)
Leeds United are reportedly keen on Swansea City’s exciting midfielder Yan Dhanda and will battle Bournemouth for his signature. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who us currently on loan at Swansea City 'is on the shortlist of players' that Arsenal are looking at. (Football.London)
Reported Sheffield United £5m-rated transfer target Ben Davies has apparently played his last game for Preston North End. That’s according to Lilywhites manager Alex Neil. “Ben would have been fit to be in the squad today but we’ve signed some new lads who need to get minutes now. He’s made it clear to us his future doesn’t lie here come the end of the season so I need to give the other lads game time”, Neil told Preston’s official site after their loss to Bristol City. Genk and Celtic are also said to be interested in the defender.
Middlesborough are reportedly interested in Aston Villa's ex-Sunderland midfielder Conor Hourihane. (Daily Mirror)
Preston North End are believed to be keen on a deal to sign Luton Town defender Sonny Bradley. The Luton captain is out-of-contract heading into the summer, which has seen interest in his services rise during this month’s transfer window. (The Sun)
Reported Sheffield Wednesday target Nathan Holland is set to leave the club on loan with Hull City keen. Football Insider claimed the Owls were eyeing a deal last summer. (Hammers News)