Garry Monk told Sheffield Wednesday 'close to one or two things' on transfer front
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Garry Monk told Sheffield Wednesday 'close to one or two things' on transfer front

The Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has been told the club are ‘close to one or two things’ on the transfer front.

Wednesday are still awaiting their first senior recruit of the January transfer window, which closes at 11pm on Friday.

But a breakthrough appears to be on the cards – although it may not happen before the cut-off for Tuesday’s trip to Wigan Athletic.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield on Monday morning, Monk said: “Obviously I’m in communication with the club and I’m told that we’re a lot closer to something happening.

“So I’m hoping, yeah, in the next I can’t say how many days or hours it is, but hopefully we’re a lot further down the line now and that’s what I’ve been told.

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“So yeah, hopefully, there’ll be an incoming or incomings in the near future.”

On strengthening before Wigan, the 40-year-old added: “Obviously, where we are right now we’ll have to see about that but I’m told that we’re close to one or two things.

“So yeah, that’ll be down to a detail of admin and stuff like that if we’re that far but I’ll have to speak again to the club today.

“It’s early in the morning so there’s no-one up at this time. I’ll find out in the next few hours where we are.”

The Wednesday striker Rhodes. (Photo by Tim Markland/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It is likely that at least one of the potential new recruits will be a striker, with Monk having already admitted his desire to strengthen that part of his team.

Wednesday have been strongly linked with a move for Connor Wickham of Crystal Palace, although other targets may have been considered.

It is possible that the Owls centre-forward Jordan Rhodes could make way for the new man, after fresh reports linked the Scotland international with Wigan and Blackburn Rovers.

Monk, though, insisted that he has yet to be presented with anything to consider regarding Rhodes.

Wednesday could be without their 12-goal top scorer Steven Fletcher until March, leaving Monk with just Sam Winnall, Atdhe Nuhiu and Rhodes to call on.

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