Lee Bullen is adamant that Sheffield Wednesday won’t be selling Morgan Fox to Sunderland.
The Wednesday left-back has been strongly linked with a move to the Stadium of Light, and one newspaper, the Northern Echo, claimed earlier that Bullen was ‘expected to sanction’ his sale with Sunderland ‘confident’ of a deal after having an initial offer rejected.
But speaking via the Owls’ official Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon, Bullen insisted that, as long as he has anything to do with it, Fox will be staying at Hillsborough.
“He won’t be going anywhere,” said the Sheffield Wednesday caretaker boss when asked about reports linking Fox with Sunderland.
“Certainly, if you ask my opinion, there’s absolutely no chance. We have one out-and-out left-back. I know Liam Palmer’s been doing fantastically well at left-back.
“We’ve let Matt Penney go on loan. So no, no chance. We won’t leave ourselves short.”
There had been speculation that Fox, who was booed by some Sheffield Wednesday supporters ahead of the win against Luton Town a week ago, was keen to become a Sunderland player.
But Bullen added: No, (Fox has said about wanting to leave) not one thing.
“He loves it at the football club. He’s got a good group of friends. There’s three or four of the lads live within a mile of each other down there. His missus loves it. He’s not mentioned a thing to me. Not a thing.”
Sheffield Wednesday are reported to have paid £700,000 to sign Fox from Charlton Athletic in January 2017, but it is unclear how much they would get now for the 25-year-old, who is in the final 10 months of his contract at Hillsborough.