Preston North End and Dinamo Zagreb want Sheffield Wednesday defender Dominic Iorfa.
According to Alan Nixon, the Lilywhites’ boss Ryan Lowe is trying to sign the 28-year-old with the Owls potentially open to selling their 2019/20 Player of the Season.
Preston are not the only side keeping tabs on Iorfa, however, with Croatian giants Dinamo also credited with an interest in securing his services.
The Englishman, who is also eligible to represent Nigeria, was set to have his contract expire at Wednesday this summer, but the club took up the option of tying him down to an additional year following their promotion back to the Championship.
It is understood, though, that the Owls could look to shift Iorfa for cash in order to acquire new faces ahead of the upcoming campaign.
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Dinamo, who face Astana in the Champions League Second Qualifying Round tomorrow evening, also want to add the Wednesday man to their squad, but would have to sell a player first in order to start negotiations.
Iorfa signed for the Owls from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2019 and has made 135 appearances for the club. New manager Xisco Munoz seemingly renders the centre-back disposable, however, so a move away from Hillsborough could be sanctioned.
This may come as a shock considering that Iorfa featured 45 times for Wednesday last season.
Should the former Ipswich Town loanee depart, it would leave the Owls with three senior centre-back options; Michael Ihiekwe, Akin Famewo and Ciaran Brennan.
It is not a position that Munoz’ side are overly covered in, so a new defensive addition would be likely should Iorfa sign for Preston or move overseas to Croatia.
Should Iorfa be let go?
Six players have left Wednesday already this summer, all on free transfers.
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Jaden Brown and David Stockdale have joined Hatayspor, Lincoln City and York City respectively whereas Dennis Adeniran, Ben Heneghan and Jack Hunt are still currently without a club.
The Owls are currently running with a fairly threadbare squad, so it is unclear whether the funds from Iorfa’s possible exit would be much help. With the player in the final year of his contract, it is unlikely that a substantial fee would be received.
The jury is out on whether this potential departure is the right call.