Sheffield Wednesday have received ‘sniffs’ of interest for some of their young players, Lee Bullen admitted on Wednesday.
The Owls have sanctioned three temporary exits since the transfer deadline passed for English Premier League and Championship clubs, with the window still open in other divisions at home and abroad.
Joost van Aken and Matt Penney have joined German sides, VfL Osnabruck and FC St. Pauli, respectively, while Jack Stobbs moved north of the border to Livingston.
And the trio may not be the last to leave Hillsborough in the next five days – although Morgan Fox will not be allowed to join Sunderland after an initial offer was rejected by Wednesday.
“(For a) couple of younger ones there’ve been sniffs (of interest) from other clubs,” Bullen told Sheffield Wednesday’s official Facebook page ahead of the Owls’ EFL Cup visit to Rotherham United.
“Lower league and Scotland are still able to take people. There’s a couple of sniffs for one or two of our younger players, but other than that, no.”
Ashley Baker, Jordan Thorniley, Alex Hunt and Fraser Preston are among the Sheffield Wednesday youngsters who had a taste of first-team football within the past two seasons.
And the quartet may be itching to add to their experience away from Hillsborough this term.