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Clock is ticking on Owls' striker signing

Wednesday now have less than a week to complete the signing of a new striker before the close of the transfer window - and it's no doubt going to be a busy week of rumour and speculation.

Owls boss Gary Megson is eager to bolster his squad with more attacking options before the close of the current transfer window - at midnight next Monday.

Rotherham United hitman Adam Le Fondre has been subject of two bids from Wednesday already this month, and reports suggest the Owls lodged a third bid for the striker yesterday.

Wednesday have previously seen two bids for the sought-after striker rejected by the Millers, but with his contract coming to an end at the end of this season, Rotherham could well look to cash-in rather than risk losing him on a free come next summer.

It's believed a bid of around 500,000 would secure Le Fondre's services, despite some quotes from the Millers suggesting they're looking for a more unrealistic deal worth closer to the 1 million mark.

It's being reported that the Owls' latest offer, their third bid for the striker, is worth 350,000 plus an unknown player going the other way. Neither club have yet to confirm or deny these reports.

Reports in the Midlands also suggested Wednesday were chasing a striker from Championship side Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn and Jeffrey Schlupp were the two most likely to move, but Waghorn is now attracting the interest of Southampton and Schlupp, who was on-loan at Brentford last term, seems to be in the Foxes' first team plans.

If the Owls fail with the above, they could well pull a rabbit from the hat, in much the same way they did with Chris Lines and Daniel Uchechi.

Owls chairman Milan Mandaric and vice chairman Paul Aldridge face a race against time to bolster Megson's squad for a promotion push from League One this season, and it's certainly going to be an interesting week of transfer activity.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 23 2011

Time: 12:18PM

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I would like to see Alfie move to the owls but I fear we aren't making bids that the Millers are going to accept... I can't see with the start he's had to the season and how vital he is to the Millers plans in Leauge 2 us managing to get him into our club. I would love to be proved wrong and wonder who the player would be going the other way... I guess to make up the short-fall in what we are willing to pay the owl becoming a miller may be someone we wouldn't really want to lose. UTO
4evaOWL
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23/08/2011 12:56:00

I would like to see Alfie move to the owls but I fear we aren't making bids that the Millers are going to accept... I can't see with the start he's had to the season and how vital he is to the Millers plans in Leauge 2 us managing to get him into our club. I would love to be proved wrong and wonder who the player would be going the other way... I guess to make up the short-fall in what we are willing to pay the owl becoming a miller may be someone we wouldn't really want to lose. UTO
4evaOWL
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23/08/2011 12:56:00

He would be a fantastic addition to our squad.Also he has bagged more goals in the four games gone so far than our entire strike force.So i feel around 400 k would get his services at this level.
garrymo
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23/08/2011 13:10:00

He would be a fantastic addition to our squad.Also he has bagged more goals in the four games gone so far than our entire strike force.So i feel around 400 k would get his services at this level.
garrymo
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23/08/2011 13:10:00

... I'm really hopeful that we sign a winger before the closing of the window to!! May have to wait till Jan's window now any rely on loan players however!! WTID
4evaOWL
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23/08/2011 13:25:00

... I'm really hopeful that we sign a winger before the closing of the window to!! May have to wait till Jan's window now any rely on loan players however!! WTID
4evaOWL
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23/08/2011 13:25:00

alf would be a quality player at this level and strengthen the strikeforce immensely however agree with the above we are not making the rite offer for him wonder who we are trying to throw in as part of the deal
retfordowl1867
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23/08/2011 14:53:00

alf would be a quality player at this level and strengthen the strikeforce immensely however agree with the above we are not making the rite offer for him wonder who we are trying to throw in as part of the deal
retfordowl1867
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23/08/2011 14:53:00

How about 350K and Madine. I just don't rate him.
Radon Barrier
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23/08/2011 15:11:00

How about 350K and Madine. I just don't rate him.
Radon Barrier
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23/08/2011 15:11:00

Anyone heard anything on the Gary Roberts front. Think he would be a fantastic signing.
Fowlowl
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23/08/2011 15:39:00

Anyone heard anything on the Gary Roberts front. Think he would be a fantastic signing.
Fowlowl
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23/08/2011 15:39:00

Just spoken to Rotherhams fan and he says ALF is well worth the money and that their manager already has a contingency plan for when he goes. We'll just have to wait and see.
Radon Barrier
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23/08/2011 16:13:00

Just spoken to Rotherhams fan and he says ALF is well worth the money and that their manager already has a contingency plan for when he goes. We'll just have to wait and see.
Radon Barrier
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23/08/2011 16:13:00

Probably the same bloke who said Steve Downes was well worth the money. Still, I hope we get him. And a winger too, so long as it's not a Scottish midget. That'd be pushing coincidence too far!
OurMaurice
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23/08/2011 16:22:00

Probably the same bloke who said Steve Downes was well worth the money. Still, I hope we get him. And a winger too, so long as it's not a Scottish midget. That'd be pushing coincidence too far!
OurMaurice
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23/08/2011 16:22:00

I think the player being sent the other way may be a central midfield player being that is where we have several surpless to requirements, unless it's one of the youngsters. Suppose it all depends on who Meggo thinks has a future at the club!!
4evaOWL
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23/08/2011 16:25:00

I think the player being sent the other way may be a central midfield player being that is where we have several surpless to requirements, unless it's one of the youngsters. Suppose it all depends on who Meggo thinks has a future at the club!!
4evaOWL
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23/08/2011 16:25:00

wont be roberts he will go to burnley
mick66owl
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23/08/2011 16:55:00

wont be roberts he will go to burnley
mick66owl
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23/08/2011 16:55:00

I can't think of any of our players they would want. Had we kept hold of the heff I'm sure they'd have gone for him.
Radon Barrier
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23/08/2011 17:18:00

I can't think of any of our players they would want. Had we kept hold of the heff I'm sure they'd have gone for him.
Radon Barrier
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23/08/2011 17:18:00

Roberts is a winger and, now Marshall is here until January at least, we won't be going in for him. The only place I see still up for grabs is one striker - that's it.
US OWL
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23/08/2011 20:31:00

Roberts is a winger and, now Marshall is here until January at least, we won't be going in for him. The only place I see still up for grabs is one striker - that's it.
US OWL
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23/08/2011 20:31:00

With Ben Marshall getting the no 10 shirt, i think if we are to bring someone in it will be a loan signing, which will be disappointing, much rather have somebody permanent.
ecco owl
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23/08/2011 21:53:00

With Ben Marshall getting the no 10 shirt, i think if we are to bring someone in it will be a loan signing, which will be disappointing, much rather have somebody permanent.
ecco owl
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23/08/2011 21:53:00

Have to agree ecco owl. After leaving certain shirts free and building expectation their allocation has been strange really. I'd have expected Lines to get a squad number, Marshall to wear 8 and 10 to be handed to a quality striker.
owler
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23/08/2011 23:16:00

Have to agree ecco owl. After leaving certain shirts free and building expectation their allocation has been strange really. I'd have expected Lines to get a squad number, Marshall to wear 8 and 10 to be handed to a quality striker.
owler
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23/08/2011 23:16:00

Mandy, for God's sake find the extra 100,000 and GO GET LE FONDRE. He'll be worth 2.5million in two season's time - why let Millwall or equivalent make all the player-sale profits? :(
Bluntbaiter
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24/08/2011 08:18:00

Mandy, for God's sake find the extra 100,000 and GO GET LE FONDRE. He'll be worth 2.5million in two season's time - why let Millwall or equivalent make all the player-sale profits? :(
Bluntbaiter
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24/08/2011 08:18:00

Really hope we get ALF. Is J'OC going the other way. Megson seems to think he can play upfront anyway. God that would be the best news ever if ALF came in and JOC went out
Devon_Owl
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24/08/2011 11:06:00

Really hope we get ALF. Is J'OC going the other way. Megson seems to think he can play upfront anyway. God that would be the best news ever if ALF came in and JOC went out
Devon_Owl
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24/08/2011 11:06:00

 

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