Sheffield Wednesday have had an offer to loan Josh Windass rejected by Wigan Athletic, according to Alan Nixon.

Windass, whose father Dean played for both Wednesday and Sheffield United, has scored four goals in 15 games for Wigan this season but wasn’t involved against the Owls on Tuesday, with the new Latics recruit Kieran Dowell preferred instead.

Despite the knock-back, Nixon went on to suggest that Garry Monk’s pursuit of the Yorkshire-born attacking midfielder may not be over yet.

However, it is unclear if Windass is being sought instead of or in addition to the orthodox centre-forward Wednesday are said to want.

The Owls signed Alessio da Cruz, who can operate as either a second striker or winger, on loan from Parma earlier this week and have been strongly linked with a move for Connor Wickham of Crystal Palace.

Windass in action for Wigan. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Windass is a product of the Huddersfield Town academy system, but began his professional career with Accrington Stanley after a spell at Harrogate Railway.

The 26-year-old later joined Rangers alongside his then-Stanley teammate Matt Crooks, now of Rotherham United, but moved to Wigan for a reported fee of £2 million after 19 goals and 13 assists in 73 games for the Gers.

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