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Will Sheffield Wednesday join rivals Leeds in January pursuit of Burnley's Matej Vydra?

A player Garry Monk reportedly wanted to sign for Leeds United is being linked with a January move.

The Mirror claims Burnley’s Matej Vydra is again a target for Sheffield Wednesday’s Yorkshire rivals ahead of the winter window.

And, according to the same newspaper, the Premier League side are ready to let him leave – albeit for a supposedly ‘knock-down’ price of £7.5 million.

That kind of figure would surely rule Wednesday out of any running – although it could have a similar effect on many of the Owls’ Championship rivals, including Leeds, who relied exclusively on loans in the summer transfer window.

But should Burnley’s asking price come down, or should Vydra be made available for a temporary move instead, then it may be no surprise to see Wednesday go sniffing.

Vydra in action for Burnley. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Their manager Monk’s interest in the Czech Republic international stretches back at least three-and-a-half years, if the linked Sun report is to be believed.

And Lord knows Sheffield Wednesday could do with the additional firepower [only Steven Fletcher, who is one of several Owls strikers out of contract next summer, has scored more than two league goals this season (six)] – although they won’t be the only ones.

Perhaps Vydra [who, for the record, has scored 65 goals in 187 Championship games] will consider the ex-Leeds boss’s long pursuit if and when it comes to choosing his next club.

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