SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls summer stint for Jason Koumas

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JASON Koumas’s delayed link-up with Sheffield Wednesday is set to begin this summer.

But manager Dave Jones has again stressed that the former Cardiff star has not already been offered a deal.

The 32-year-old will train with the Owls so his fitness can be assessed after his year out of the game since he left Wigan.

Jones revealed in March that Koumas was due to work out with the club, but the idea was later shelved because the player had other commitments.

Now he is due to do some preparatory work under fitness coach Alex Armstrong with a view to joining in pre-season.

Jones said there was no deal on the table. “The lad is going to train with us. If he gets fit, then we’ll look at it. At the moment there’s nothing else in it,” he said. “If he looks good, there’s a possibility. But there’s nothing concrete.”

Jones, who has been linked with Bolton’s released striker Ivan Klasnic, generally refuses to be drawn on transfer-market claims. “A lot of names are going to be bandied about; we’re just getting on with it,” he said.

Bury are watching developments over their ex-loan star, Giles Coke, after his return to Hillsborough.

Although Coke has said he is targeting an Owls place, Shakers boss Richie Barker would like him and said: “Perhaps a little unfortunately in our case, he played so well that he attracted interest from a lot of other clubs too. So we’ll wait and see what happens with him and what decisions are made.”