Sheffield Wednesday Rumours Archive June 09 2011


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09 Jun 2011 23:41:37
The future of Charlton Athletic s Jose Semedo is in doubt after Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson revealed the club have held talks with the midfielder.

The former Sporting Lisbon youngster was named Player of the Year at The Valley last season and is a favourite of Addicks supporters.

Manager Chris Powell is also an admirer of his combative qualities, but faces a battle to keep hold of him with his contract about to expire.

Powell, who made him captain at the end of last season, has offered the Portuguese a new contract and repeatedly stated that he sees him as a key figure in a potential push for promotion.

However his impending free agent status has made him a target for some of their rivals.

He is a good player. I d like to do something with him, said Megson, of Semedo.

After a disappointing first season in the third tier of English football, Wednesday look set for a summer of busy activity in the transfer market, with former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric keen to ensure Megson has the squad necessary to win promotion on a second attempt.

The Owls also had a bid rejected for Dagenham & Redbridge winger Danny Green last week another player who Powell has stated his admiration for.

A fee of around £200,000 is said to have been turned down by Daggers boss John Still, but newly-promoted Peterborough United are in the driving seat to sign the 22-year-old.

We face a lot of competition for Danny as I know that Sheffield Wednesday and Crystal Palace are also after him, but our record of giving young players a chance in the first team will give us a good chance, said director of football Barry Fry.

Danny is available and I have spoken to John Still about him.

I will speak to the Dagenham people this week, but we are keen not to get involved in an auction.

The level of competition for Green s signature would appear to price Charlton out of the race for a player who started his career in the club s Academy.

Romain Vincelot, his team-mate at Dagenham & Redbridge, is also likely to leave Victoria Road over the coming weeks and his industrious playing style in midfield and ability to score goals an area Powell asked Semedo to improve on would make him a logical replacement for the Portuguese if he were to leave.

Gavin Rae, who is to be released by Cardiff City, is another midfielder attracting attention from south east London.

Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen were thought to be in pole position to sign the 33-year-old Scotland international, but sources north of the border have confirmed that Charlton have made their interest known in the player.

One player who is much closer to signing a contract at The Valley is Preston North End striker Paul Hayes.

The 27-year-old from Dagenham has found it difficult to settle in Lancashire since making the move from Scunthorpe United, where he enjoyed the best period of his career, scoring scoring 20 goals in their promotion-winning campaign in 2009.

Hayes is keen to return to the south and discussions are believed to have taken place over the move which could be completed by early next week.


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09 Jun 2011 23:26:01
WOLVES centre half Danny Batth is poised to rejoin Sheffield Wednesday within the next few weeks.

The deal would probably be another loan to follow the one that saw the defender become a Hillsborough hit last season.

Wednesday will want him to join in as much of pre-season training as possible when they get back to work on June 29.

Their chances of re-signing the 20-year-old have been boosted firstly by Wolves staying in the Premier League and now by the Molineux club s intention to sign an experienced centre half this summer.

Batth is rated as a good prospect by his club and signed a new contract earlier this year but it does not appear that he is regarded as being ready yet for Premier football - hence Wolves agreement to lend him to the Owls last season and probable willingness to let him go on loan to gain even more League experience.

Gary Megson has been very complimentary about Batth s contribution, and Wolves boss Mick McCarthy will have been made aware of the Owls interest in a second deal.

McCarthy is currently trying to bolster his team - who narrowly escaped relegation - by signing a centre half with Premier League experience.

His No 1 target is believed to be Bimingham s former Cardiff defender Roger Johnson. Blues have placed a prohibitive £14m price tag on him but relegation could test their resolve. Wolves have five centre halves on their books in addition to Batth, and have given veteran Jody Craddock a new one-year deal.

If Batth is allowed to return to Hillsborough then it could be on a half-season or even full-season loan, with their chances of getting him on a full transfer appearing to be slim.

He would be teaming up again with Rob Jones, who has been signed fully from Scunthorpe.

The two s centre-defence partnership helped to improve the Owls after the pair arrived just before the March loan deadline.

Batth played in 10 of the 11 remaining games, missing one because of injury.

He indicated that he enjoyed his time at Hillsborough and was keeping an open mind about his immediate future, while accepting that it would be swayed by the views of managers McCarthy and Megson.


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09 Jun 2011 23:12:21
ill post it as i hear it, no bulls*t, unlike others!


Sheffield Wednesday are closing in on Neil Mellor as a flagship summer signing.

And it may not cost the Owls a fee to bring back last season s 20-goal leading scorer.

Mellor s return is more a matter of when rather than if, the Telegraph understands. All the indications are that a deal will be thrashed out based around the player s substantial contract with Preston.

Although he has taken a drop under a relegation clause following Preston s exit from the Championship, Mellor remains on big wages for a club in League One.

It would also be a steep commitment for the Owls - but the striker s desire to come back to Hillsborough is driving the issue as well as providing room for compromise.

Ordinarily, Mellor would cost a fee up front and Preston are technically in a position to demand one.

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09 Jun 2011 21:53:05
Wesrcarr of Notts County will sign and it will be announced in the coming days.

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09 Jun 2011 21:07:00
Batth deal to be announced next week.
also danny Nguessan a target of megsons.

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09 Jun 2011 18:09:49
ryan taylor not signing new deal at rotherham , megson get in there

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09 Jun 2011 17:44:26
My dads mate knows green and says he's signing and
If they can agree wages deal done by weekend also
Leisceter have some youth were supposed to be scouting
For future prospects

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09 Jun 2011 17:07:38
Danny green is on holiday in France hasn't spoke to anyone about anything.

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09 Jun 2011 14:34:42
i think youll find its marlon HAREWOOD mate hes signing by monday if not before, my mate who works at villa told me last night, hes still close mates with him from his time at villa, personally i think he, s rubbish. might be good in our league tho. . . uto

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09 Jun 2011 11:24:44
Marlon King set to join in the next few days, turning down a move to Brum and opting to join SWFC instead because he likes Megson

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09 Jun 2011 09:42:43
Danny Batth and Neil Mellor set to make returns to Sheffield Wednesday. Batth would return on a season long loan whilst Mellot would be here on a permanent deal.

Jose Semedo set to sign in the coming days on a free transfer.

Wednesday will be a step closer to knowing if they have secured the signature of Daggers ace Danny Green this weekend.

Also rumours suggest that Wednesday are looking at young Colchester star Ben Coker and Orients Dean Cox. Both would command fees.
That's all I've got today.

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09 Jun 2011 07:25:32
Alan smith to sign next week on pay as you play, very close to megson by all accounts. That's come straight from Chris sedgwick !

What Alan Smith the physio he must be 100 years old now!

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09 Jun 2011 05:30:53
SHEFFIELD Wednesday appear destined to miss out on highly-rated right winger Danny Green.

Two Championship clubs, including Ipswich Town, are interested in the 22-year-old s services. Peterborough United are also big admirers of the wide player and are preparing to table a bid.

Earlier this week, Owls boss Gary Megson told The Star the club had an offer rejected for Green, who has two years left to run of his deal at Dagenham and Redbridge. To beat off competition from elsewhere, Wednesday will have to up their bid and then look to offer Green a lucrative financial package.

Green, who was signed from Bishop s Stortford on a free transfer in 2009, notched 12 goals in 46 league and cup outings for the Daggers last season. He also claimed 12 assists as John Still s side dropped out of League One on the final day of the season.

Following his exploits at Dagenham, it seems inevitable the wide man will leave this summer and Green could ignore Wednesday s overtures and instead opt to ply his trade in the second tier of English football.

Posh director of football Barry Fry has admitted he has already spoken to Daggers chief Still about the possibility of signing Green.

We are aware that people like Ipswich and Crystal Palace are in for the boy [Green] as well, said Fry, who is currently in Cyprus for the Football League chairmen s annual meeting. But we re very hopeful that might be concluded over this week.

Nottingham Forest striker Nathan Tyson, who had been linked with a move to Wednesday, is on the verge of joining Derby County on a free-transfer. The 29-year-old is set to meet with Rams chief Tom Glick to discuss a deal. In his five-and-a-half year spell at the City Ground, Tyson, a £675,000 buy from Wycombe, has scored 42 goals in 213 appearances.


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