Brentford’s opening bid for the Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan was in the region of £1 million, according to Sky Sports.

Wednesday are said to have rejected the offer for Bannan, who is in the final year of his contract at Hillsborough.

But it is claimed that Brentford remain interested in signing the Scotland international and could return with an improved offer.

The Wednesday manager Garry Monk this week stated his intention to extend Bannan’s contract and eliminate any chance of him leaving for free next summer.

But given Bannan’s influence, it is possible that Wednesday will take that risk and opt to keep the 30-year-old either way.

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Flint in action for Cardiff. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Elsewhere, BBC Wales Sport’s Rob Phillips claims the Cardiff defender Aden Flint is set for a loan move to Hillsborough. According to Pete O’Rourke of Football Insider, The Owls were turned down by Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Ryan Bennett, who could join Swansea City instead.

Wednesday have already completed a temporary deal for the Derby County striker Jack Marriott.

And, The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath reports that Millwall are now in talks to sign Kenneth Zohore – one of Wednesday’s rumoured Marriott alternatives.

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