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Clock is ticking on Owls' striker signing

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
Date:Tuesday August 23 2011
Time: 12:18PM

Comments

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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
23/08/2011 12:56:00
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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
23/08/2011 12:56:00
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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
23/08/2011 13:10:00
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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
23/08/2011 13:10:00
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... 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
23/08/2011 13:25:00
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... 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
23/08/2011 13:25:00
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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
23/08/2011 14:53:00
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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
23/08/2011 14:53:00
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How about 350K and Madine. I just don't rate him.
Radon Barrier
23/08/2011 15:11:00
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How about 350K and Madine. I just don't rate him.
Radon Barrier
23/08/2011 15:11:00
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