Blackburn Rovers midfielder John Buckley is potentially open to a loan move to Sheffield Wednesday, reports The Star.

The transfer window is just a few hours from closing and Sheffield Wednesday are frantically looking for new recruits.

A number of names have bene linked with a possible move to Hillsborough, with one being Blackburn Rovers midfielder Buckley.

The 23-year-old has fallen out of contention under Jon Dahl Tomasson, and it was reported ahead of deadline day that Wednesday and a number of other Championship sides are keen on a potential loan deal.

And The Star are now reporting that former Manchester United man Buckley ‘is thought to be receptive to the idea of a switch to Hillsborough’, but that other teams remain in the race for his signature.

The same report states that it is not know which clubs remain in the race for Buckley as we near the 11pm transfer deadline.

Former Rovers boss Tony Mowbray was a huge fan of Buckley’s, previously labelling him as a ‘top player’.

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Buckley to make the late switch?

Of all the names linked in the past 24 to 48 hours, Buckley is perhaps the most impressive.

It’s surprising to see him falling down the pecking order at Ewood Park given his potential and ability in the Championship, so for Wednesday, bringing him in would be a huge coup.

And to hear that he’s apparently open to the move, despite Wednesday’s poor start to the season, speaks volumes about the player, so expect Xisco Munoz to be desperate to try and bring him in.

Wednesday are running out of time to bring in some new players and we could be in store for a chaotic end to a likewise summer transfer window for the Owls.

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