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Report: Sheffield Wednesday behind Swansea in queue to sign Liverpool's Rhian Brewster

Sheffield Wednesday are one of several Championship sides ‘looking at’ Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster, according to The Telegraph.

Leeds, Preston and Huddersfield are also being credited with an interest.

But it is Swansea City, The Telegraph claims, at ‘the front of the queue’ to land Brewster on loan.

Swansea’s manager Steve Cooper used to coach Brewster for England’s Under-17s and the pair were World Cup winners at that level two years ago.

Brewster with Cooper after England’s U17s win World Cup. (Photo by Jan Kruger – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The Welsh side, who are a former club of the Wednesday boss Garry Monk, have also been linked with another of Sheffield Wednesday’s alleged striker targets, Lyle Taylor.

Wednesday have relied heavily on Steven Fletcher’s goals this season, although Atdhe Nuhiu and more recently Jordan Rhodes have made positive contributions.

But the Owls’ other strikers, Sam Winnall and Fernando Forestieri, have only scored a goal apiece thus far and a winter freshen up could significantly boost Monk’s side’s play-off aspirations.

Liverpool, though, are likely to favour clubs that can guarantee regular playing time for Brewster, something which has already ruled out Premier League suitors Crystal Palace.

The Reds are previously said to have issued penalty fines to teams that failed to provide frequent minutes.

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