Sheffield Wednesday are not in the race to sign the released Sunderland midfielder, Lee Cattermole, the Star understands.
Cattermole, who has twice been signed by the Wednesday boss Steve Bruce for combined fees of around £10 million, was freed from his Sunderland contract two years before it was due to expire on Monday.
Various outlets, including the Sun, have since reported that Hillsborough will be the 31-year-old’s next destination.
But the Star’s Sheffield Wednesday reporter, Dom Howson, who is usually on the money when it comes to the Owls’ dealings, suggests otherwise.
Cattermole’s Sunderland wages were thought to be in the region of £40,000 a week and taking those on is unlikely to aid Wednesday’s battle to adhere with the profit and sustainability rules imposed by the English Football League.
Wednesday have, however, held talks with Tottenham Hotspur about a fresh deal for Josh Onomah, the midfielder who has spent the past two seasons working under Bruce with the Owls and Astin Villa, according to the Star.