Sheffield Wednesday manager and transfer latest: Roy Keane favourite for Owls job but journalist tips candidate as 'increasingly likely' to replace Tony Pulis

Managerless Sheffield Wednesday have just seven days left if they are to further strengthen before the window closes.

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 9:40 am
All of the latest Championship transfer news and gossip from around the web.

It is ‘looking increasingly likely’ that Sheffield Wednesday will keep Neil Thompson in charge for the rest of the season, that’s according to TalkSport’s Alan Biggs.

Indeed, the interim boss is a 3/1 contender to replace Tony Pulis at Hillsborough.

However, former Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been installed as 1/1 favourite by SkyBet this morning, with Vladamir Ivic priced at 3/1.

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But questions remain around whether the former Ipswich boss would be a good fit to work under Dejphon Chansiri.

In an interview with the Irish Times, Keane cited differences with Sunderland’s then shareholder Ellis Short and strains with club chairman Niall Quinn as the factors in his decision to resign as Sunderland manager back in 2008.

Paul Cook, who has reportedly held talks with the Owls, is priced at 11/2.

But what other talk has there been about Sheffield Wednesday and their Championship rivals?

As ever, we’re sharing all of the latest Championship transfer news, rumours and gossip from around the web – simply scroll down to take a look:

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce wants to add Bournemouth coach and boyhood Magpies supporter Graeme Jones to his coaching team. (The Sun)

Burnley are set to rival Arsenal in a bid to sign Stoke City defender Nathan Collins. It has been claimed that Sean Dyche sees Collins as the long-term replacement for James Tarkowski. (The Sun)

Sindon Town want to sign Norwich City attacker Tyrese Omotoye. The Robins are awaiting a green light from the Canaries to land him on loan until the end of the season. (Sun on Sunday)

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in Crewe’s Blackburn Rovers target Harry Pickering, and they have made an offer for the left-back. (Football Insider)

Preston North End are looking to sign Burnley's former Sunderland loanee defender Jimmy Dunne on loan for the rest of the season. (The Sun)

Newcastle United and Bournemouth could soon be entering a swap deal involving Matt Ritchie. Bournemouth have a ‘long-term desire’ to bring Richie back to the south coast club, who he left in 2016 for the Magpies in a £12m deal. Philip Billing could head to St James’s Park in the opposite direction. (Alan Nixon – Personal Twitter Account)

Former Sheffield Wednesday target Ahmed Musa is being lined up for a short-term contract at Premier League strugglers West Brom. (Mail on Sunday)

Reported Derby County and Celtic target Kasper Junker is the subject of a £1.3 million bid from Crotone which has been dubbed unreasonable. (VG)

Barnsley are offering Wigan Athletic starlet Kyle Joseph a deal worth seven times his current wages. The Tykes are hoping to lure the youngster to Oakwell and have made him a strong offer. Sheffield United have also been linked with a deal. (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham Hotspur are once again closely monitoring Norwich City’s Max Aarons, with reports suggesting that Spurs are considering a bid for the £20m-rated full-back. (Sunday Mirror)