Sheffield Wednesday rumours: Owls set to miss out on ex-Man Utd starlet, ex-Owl to join divisional rivals
Sheffield Wednesday are yet to invest in any new players so far in the summer transfer window, and the pressure is on for the Owls to secure some quality signings ahead of the upcoming 2021/22 campaign.
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Darren Moore's side are gearing up for a season League One football, and will be keen to avoid the fate of sides such as Portsmouth and Sunderland who continue to find the division inescapable season after season.
Giving his verdict on the Owls' current situation, former player David Prutton said: “As ridiculous as this whole circus around them (the squad) has been in terms of wages, contracts, embargoes, players should only concentrate on that 90 minutes have that goal in mind.
“It can be so demoralising to be in a place that is being run in such a way and can from the outside be seen as a bit of a basket case.
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Birmingham City and Middlesbrough are said to be chasing Nottingham Forest winger Sammy Ameobi. The 29-year-old began his career at Newcastle United, and spent two seasons with Bolton Wanderers before joining Forest in 2019. (Football Insider)
“That's where the professionalism of being a footballer kicks in, to be in control of what you can be in control of, which is your performance on a matchday. That has to be of paramount importance.
“Everything else they have to put their faith in the people above them and hopefully they can get that sorted and move on from there. They have to be fit and they have to be ready to be a team that fights for promotion.”
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:
TSV Hartberg boss Markus Schopp looks to be closing in on the Barnsley job, and has been named the huge favourite to get the role. He's ahead of the likes of ex-Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder and former Preston manager Alex Neil to land the contract. (SkyBet)
Watford are believed to have had a bid in the region of £2.5m turned down for Hibs starlet Josh Doig. The teenage ace has also been linked with the likes of Leeds United, Stoke City and Millwall. (The Sun)
Cardiff City have been linked with a surprise move for MOL Fehervar defender Visar Musliu, who could be available for around £3.5m. Interest in the player has risen following some impressive showings for North Macedonia in Euro 2020. (The 72)
Swansea City are moving closer to completing the signing of Burnley defender Jimmy Dunne. He looks to be surplus to requirements at Turf Moor, as the Clarets look to freshen up their backup back-line options this summer. (Daily Record)
Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Watford winger Philip Zinckernagel. The 26-year-old Dane looks set to leave the Hornets this summer, following his side's promotion back to the Premier League. (Football Insider)
Arsenal have been named the bookies' firm favourites to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. Arsenal are said to have made "initial contact" with the Blades as they look to land the 23-year-old stopper, who has also been linked with Spurs. (SkyBet/The Athletic)
West Brom have been tipped to make a move for ex-Sheffield United defender Kean Bryan. The 24-year-old, who began his career at Man City, made 13 Premier League appearances for the Blades last season, and scored in a 2-1 win over Man Utd. (Express & Star)
Sheffield Wednesday look set to miss out on ex-Rotherham United defender Matthew Olosunde, as Preston North End edge closer to signing the 23-year-old. The USA international came through the Man Utd youth academy. (Lancashire Evening Post)
Ipswich Town are closing in on a move for ex-Sheffield Wednesday full-back Matt Penney. The versatile player was released by the Owls upon the expiry of his contract, but it looks like could be facing them in League One in the upcoming season. (The 72)
Nottingham Forest are said to have not given up hope of re-signing Man Utd's James Garner on loan for the 2021/22 campaign. He's been tipped to a Premier League side on loan, but could instead head back to Forest to continue his development. (Nottingham Post)