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Report: Sheffield Wednesday keen on Leeds United's Eddie Nketiah as Arsenal return nears

Sheffield Wednesday are among the clubs hoping to sign Leeds United’s on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, according to Bristol Live.

The website claims that Arsenal will recall Nketiah within the next 48 hours and loan him elsewhere, having grown ‘increasingly dissatisfied’ with his progress at Leeds.

And Wednesday, along with Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Bristol City, are listed as suitors – although it is the latter side that are said to be heading the queue.

The Owls are expected to target striking reinforcements in the January transfer window, with Steven Fletcher (12) the only player to have scored more than three goals for Garry Monk’s side this season.

And Nketiah, who was a regular scorer in Arsenal and England’s youth teams and has found the net five times from 18, mostly substitute, appearances for Leeds, would likely fit the bill.

The on-loan Leeds striker, Eddie Nketiah, in action against Wednesday. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wednesday, in their favour, have often played with two orthodox strikers this season, increasing Nketiah’s chances of regular game time should he move to Hillsborough.

Monk also boasts an impressive track record of improving the goal returns of his centre forwards, such as Chris Wood, Che Adams and Fletcher, who has already found the net more times this season than in his previous three Owls campaigns.

That said, it is claimed that Bristol City came close to signing Nketiah ahead of Leeds earlier this year, which could stand the Robins in good stead.

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