Sheffield Wednesday are closing in on the signing of Portimonense defensive midfielder Momo Diaby, reports claim.

Sheffield Wednesday have made some decent signigns in recent weeks, with their most recent loan capture of AC Milan goalkeeper Devis Vasquez taking their summer tally to eight new arrivals.

And it looks like a ninth could be arriving very soon with reports coming out of Portugal suggesting that the Owls are closing in on the loan signing of Diaby, 26, from Portuguese outfit Portimonense.

Record (via Sport Witness) says that the Owls are closing in on the signing and that Wednesday will have the option to buy – though how much for remains to be seen.

Diaby has 121 career appearances to his name having spent time with fellow Portuguese outfit Pacos de Ferreira in the past – the Frenchman is yet to ply his trade outside of Portugal.

The owls picked up their first win of the Xisco Munoz era last night, beating Stockport County on penalties in the opening round of the EFL Cup.

Sheffield Wednesday v Stockport County - Carabao Cup First Round
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A much-needed addition in the middle…

With Diaby set to join the ranks, as per reports, Munoz now has the likes of Will Vaulks, Tyreeq Bakinson, Barry Bannan, and George Byers in the middle of midfield.

Still, Munoz’s options remain pretty limited but with another in the mix it takes the pressure of others ahead of what promises to be an arduous and tiring season in the Championship.

Diaby is relatively unknown and for a 26-year-old, he doesn’t have a huge amount of experience.

But Wednesday have had luck in he foreign markets in the past – in the limited times that they’ve looked overseas – and there’s a chance that Diaby could well be a shrewd capture for the club.

The owls return to action v Hull City in the Championship this weekend.