The former Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa has suggested he would not be keen on a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
Wednesday are ‘lining up a move’ for Musa, according to Football Insider.
The once £17.5 million Leicester signing is a free agent after leaving Al-Nassr at the end of October, and is said to have been offered to a number of Premier League sides including Sheffield United.
SWN understands, however, that Musa cannot play for an English club until January at the earliest, as he was still under contract when the deadline here passed.
And Wednesday’s Championship status could rule them out of contention when the new year rolls around.
“I don’t know where the story [which linked him with the Owls] is coming from because I don’t pay attention to rumours and gossip,” he told BBC Sport Africa.
“With due respect to the club, I left Saudi Arabia to continue my career at the top level in Europe and that’s the ambition.”
Musa, who claimed that his agent Tony Harris is currently ‘handling interest from different clubs’, added: “For some reasons things didn’t actually work out there [at Leicester], but you can’t focus too much on the past.
“I’d rather try to write a better story if another opportunity to play in the Premier League presents itself.”
Musa was a target for the new Wednesday manager Tony Pulis at West Bromwich Albion, according to Birmingham Live.
And the Nigerian once likened himself to Jamie Vardy, his Owls-supporting ex-Leicester teammate.
Another man who is seemingly not Hillsborough-bound is the West Brom goalkeeper coach Boaz Myhill.
Birmingham Live reports that Myhill, who works with Albion’s youngsters, has rejected the chance to reunite with Pulis at Wednesday.
The Owls have been left with a first-team vacancy after Daryl Flahavan left with Garry Monk earlier this month.
The club’s former number one Nicky Weaver has stepped up from his academy role in the meantime.