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Bidding War Hots Up For Grant

Bidding War Hots Up For Grant

The bidding war is at fever pitch to sign Wednesday's in-demand goalkeeper Lee Grant, with Brian Laws' Burnley reported to have bid three times to grab the former England U21.

The Clarets had already seen an initial bid turned away by the Owls but they've since bid twice more for the stopper - and Vital Wednesday understands both of those bids have been turned down.

And the Turf Moor club, relegated from the Premier League last season, could well return with another offer on the table as they desperately try to get their man.

The offers could also prompt a firm bid from Premier League new boys West Brom, who have also been linked with the Owls' player of the year.

The Baggies were chasing PNE stopper Andy Lonergan but have since given up the chase after they themselves saw a trio of bids turned down by the Deepdale club.

Celtic, too, have been linked with Grant in the national press and could be ready to make a bid for the stopper.

Grant's future has been up in the air ever since Wednesday were relegated to League One.

And the Yorkshire Post today linked Wednesdayite Nicky Weaver with a move to S6 as Grant's replacement.

The talk over Grant's future is set to continue over the weekend - and most likely until the start of the season unless a deal for him to leave is agreed.

Keep checking Vital Wednesday for all the latest updates on the story.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday July 23 2010
Time: 8:56PM

Comments

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I suppose the Clarets advantage, if we have one is that Grant worked under Laws before although having said that so did one of our targets Billy Sharp (at Scunthorpe) and he signed for friggin Doncaster extoling the virtues of O'Driscoll!! Did Laws and Grant get on well do you know? Did the sacking of Laws affect the players positively or negatively and where did Grant stand on his departure?
turfmanphil
23/07/2010 22:13:00
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Grant's committed his loyalty to the club on more than one occasion. He's effectively said he wants to right the wrong in terms of our relegation. Where I think he and Laws got on well and there's a mutual respect, Grant has become a real crowd favourite here and I get the genuine vibe he doesn't want to leave. Having said all of that, the financial plight of our beloved Owls will probably force him out the club regardless.
Carbone's Padawan
24/07/2010 09:17:00
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