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Sheffield Wednesday transfer news: Owls eye swoop for ex-Arsenal starlet, Stoke City's £13m man set for exit

Sheffield Wednesday have managed to take the relegation battle down to the final day of the season, and will secure their safety against all odds if they're able to beat Derby County, and Rotherham United don't beat Cardiff City, this Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:16 am

The last time the two side's met, back on New Year's Day, the Owls edged a 1-0 win at Hillsborough, with Callum Paterson scoring the winning goal in a game that saw his side have just 32% of possession.

It has been announced that Mike Dean will be the referee for Saturday's showdown. Statistically, this could be seen as bad news for the Owls, who has won just one game in six he's been in charge of, and he also officiated the infamous 2-2 draw between Wednesday and Crystal Palace in 2010, which ultimately saw the Owls relegated.

Meanwhile, the father of Wednesday ace Josh Windass, former footballer Dean, has spoken out on speculation linking the forward with a move away from Hillsborough, and said: “I actually do not know (if he'll leave). I know that there are a few clubs who are obviously potentially after him.

“But it’s sort of annoyed him really, because it was before Saturday’s game (against Nottingham Forest) – probably one of the biggest games of the season – and he is getting all these clubs linked that they’re going to sign him if Sheffield Wednesday go down. He’s not that sort of lad to think about that and he was focused on the job on Saturday.

“I couldn’t tell you if he‘s going to be there next year. He doesn’t know and I don’t know.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield Wednesday and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to this weekend's action continues:

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