Sheffield Wednesday rumours: Cardiff City could beat Owls to towering striker, Fulham linked with ex-Burnley boss

Sheffield Wednesday are stepping up their efforts to secure some key transfer targets, as the Owls look to rebuild their depleted squad ahead of the new season.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 8:45 am
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The Owls parted number with a players following their relegation to League One, and it will be fascinating to see how the new-look Wednesday side lines up on the first day of the 2021/22 season in August.

Meanwhile, Euro 2020 is approaching the end of the group stages, and England play their final game of the opening phase against the Czech Republic tomorrow evening.

Wednesday defender Liam Palmer missed out on a place in the Scotland squad, and revealed: “I’m not going to lie, it was a bit of a surprise to be honest. Initially it was a missed call from him (manager Steve Clarke), the day before the announcement. You kind of know it’s not good news from that.

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Blackpool are edging closer to completing a deal for Leeds United youngster Oliver Casey. The 20-year-old made two first team appearances for the Whites last season, featuring in both the domestic cup competitions Leeds played in . (Yorkshire Evening Post)

“I text him before the game on Monday [vs Czech Republic] that I went up to watch, he replied saying he appreciated the message, I spoke to a few of the boys who said they were missing me in camp which was nice.

“I’m obviously gutted. It’s one of those things, Steve Clarke called me and explained he had some big decisions to make.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield Wednesday and the rest of the EFL, as the reaction to the summer transfer window activity and build-up to the eagerly-anticipated new season continues:

Coventry City winger Jodi Jones has described himself as "over the moon" after landing a new deal with the club. He missed the whole of last season with an ACL injury, but has been rewarded for his relentless commitment in coming back from the set-back. (Coventry Telegraph)
Birmingham City have been tipped to up their interest in long-term target Jordan Graham. The Gillingham winger netted twelve goals and provided six assists last season, in a campaign that saw his side finish in 10th place. (Birmingham Mail)
Luton Town and Hull City have been tipped to battle it out for Morecambe sensation Mendes Gomes. The 22-year-old began his development in Atletico Madrid's youth academy, before joining his first English side back in 2016. (The Sun)
Blackpool and Charlton Athletic look set for transfer disappointment, with Sunderland looking likely to win the race for mutual target Viv Solomon-Otabor.  The ex-CSKA Sofia man, now of Wigan Athletic, will see his contract expire at the end of June. (The 72)
Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael has been named as the firm odds-on favourite for the West Brom job, following the exit of Sam Allardyce at the end of last season. The Tykes has 25 of his 44 games in charge since joining the club last October. (SkyBet)
Aston Villa are believed to have joined Arsenal and Napoli in the race to sign Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge. The Blades could demand around £35m for the ace, who is a part of Norway's Euro 2020 squad. (Birmingham Mail)
West Brom are the latest second tier side to be credited with an interest in Stoke City's Sam Clucas. The 30-year-old midfielder looks set to be sold this summer, if his £3m asking price is met. (Football Insider)
Cardiff City are closing in on a move for Solihull Moors's striker Kyle Hudlin. The towering forward, who has also been linked with Yorkshire trio Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Huddersfield Town, scored ten goals last season. (The Sun)
Ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been linked with the Fulham job, as rumours continue to swirl suggesting Scott Parker will leave the Cottagers. Howe came close to landing the Celtic job, before talks broke down. (Football League World)