Sheffield Wednesday’s League One rivals to secure new striker in Jay Stockley amid talk of Owls interest

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Sheffield Wednesday’s name were one of several linked to Jay Stockley, but it sounds as though he’s on his way to one of their League One rivals.

Portsmouth are one of the clubs expected to push for promotion alongside the Owls next season, with Danny Cowley looking to put together a team capable of doing so by bringing in a host of new additions.

Wednesday’s were somewhat surprisingly linked with the Preston North End forward, surprisingly because of the fact that they’re currently under embargo and also not looking likely to be paying transfer fees, and him going elsewhere is not really a surprise to anyone who has followed the Owls’ current situation.

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Stockley, who spent the second half of last season on loan with Charlton Athletic, was linked with the Addicks, Sunderland and Pompey as well as the Owls, but now it’s being reported that he’s looking likely to end up at Fratton Park.

HampshireLive report today that Portsmouth and Preston have agreed a deal that will see the 27-year-old make the move down south, suggesting that PNE will take a significant hit on the reported £750,000 that they paid Exeter City for him in 2019.

A new striker is known to be high up Darren Moore’s list in terms of new signings for the 2021/22 campaign, however things are currently being hamstrung by the aforementioned transfer embargo as well as the ongoing unpaid wages issues at the club.

Wednesday are currently second favourites to win League One according to SkyBet at 8/1, with Pompey not far behind them at 12/1.