Sheffield Wednesday: Owls still eye strike duo

Leroy Lita scores the winner on his debut in a 2-1 victory at Charlton in Januaey
Leroy Lita scores the winner on his debut in a 2-1 victory at Charlton in Januaey
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Wednesday could have a chance of signing Leroy Lita or Billy Sharp on loan though they have been named in Premier League squads.

The Owls are still interested in the duo and I understand that their respective clubs Swansea and Southampton will be receptive to suitable approaches for the strikers.

Neither has even been on the bench for any league or cup match this season.

The presence of both of them in Premier squads does not signify that they are in the plans of their managers - it just made sense for them to be registered when their clubs are not overflowing with senior players.

Premier clubs must submit a list of up to 25 senior men but can have as many under 21s as they like; Swansea have a large contingent of under 21s and some of them are in the first-team set-up, so their senior list numbered only 22.

Lita was one of three players left out of the Swans’ pre-season trip to Holland.

In any loan deal, wages will be a issue neeeding to to be settled - but Wednesday were able to bring in Lita on loan last season.

Doncaster chairman John Ryan this week ruled out a return to the Keepmoat Stadium for Sharp on financial grounds and said that Southampton want any club borrowing him to pay all of his £20,000-a-week wages instead of Saints providing a subsidy.

Such a stance would probably be prohibitive to Wednesday as well but the Owls will want to know whether things may change.

Lita scored six goals for them last season. He and Sharp have been on their radar all summer.