Josh Windass, Lee Gregory, Akin Odimayo: The very latest on SEVEN Sheffield Wednesday transfer rumours

The rumour mill seems to be kicking into gear at S6.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 12:37 pm

And though they are under the terms of a soft transfer embargo, Sheffield Wednesday need to start getting their squad in order ahead of the season kick-off.

Here’s a run-through of all the latest – ins and outs – doing the rounds.

Akin Odimayo

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Odimayo latest name to be linked with a Wednesday move in what has been a quiet time to date on that front.

The 21-year-old Swindon centre-half is highly thought of and is available for a free transfer as of the next fortnight when his Robins deal expires.

Cold water was poured over reports linking him with a switch to Doncaster Rovers and Swindon have offered him a new deal.

Julian Borner

Reports in Germany last week suggested a deal was close for the centre-half, who has a year left on his contract but is believed to be among the higher earners at the club.

Hannover 96, in the German second tier, appears to be the most likely destination.

Whether Borner leaves for nothing or for a small fee is understood to be something of a sticking point.

Osaze Urhoghide

Wednesday contract talks appear to have hit the rocks with Urhoghide, whose deal is up at the end of the month.

There are permutations as to where he ends up and how much money the Owls will receive for him. He’s been linked with a whole host of clubs, some as exotic as Sporting Lisbon, some as close to home as Leeds United.

Watford, Crystal Palace, Preston North End, Cercle Brugge; there are plenty of interested parties.

Lee Gregory

A fleeting link for a player that has been linked with the Owls many times before.

Gregory, 32, is a player Stoke are understood to want off their books, but a fee would be required and he is a high earner.

Something of a non-starter as far as Wednesday are concerned as it stands.

Charles Hagan

Contract talks are believed to have improved in recent weeks, and as brought to you by The Star, Hagan has held productive talks with Darren Moore as to his role at the club.

But the deal is as of yet not done and there is interest elsewhere, from clubs including Stoke City, Brentford and Charlton Athletic.

The young striker, who made his first team debut in an EFL Cup defeat at Fulham last year, is highly rated at Middlewood Road and – if he stays – should have designs on pushing on for further senior involvement.

Kyle Hudlin

From left field this one, and as it stands there doesn’t appear to be a great deal moving on it.

At six foot nine, Hudlin is Britain’s tallest footballer and plays at conference outfit Solihull Moors. Links with Wednesday were lumped in with Cardiff City and Barnsley.

At 20 years of age, Hudlin may well represent a savvy option.

Josh Windass

The Star have followed this one closely and there barely seems to be a Championship club that hasn’t been linked with last season’s Wednesday top scorer at one time or another.

Birmingham City have enquired about the forward and Millwall are said to be readying a bid. Then there’s Fulham, Stoke, QPR, Cardiff, Middlesbrough, West Brom..

If the Owls are to sell, they’d want to spark a bidding war.

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