Sheffield Wednesday have recently been linked with a move for striker Uche Ikpeazu, but The Star are reporting that there’s more teams interested.

Last week, The Star revealed that Sheffield Wednesday were in talks over a possible deal for Ikpeazu, 28, who has recently terminated his contract with Turkish top flight side Konyaspor.

The former Hearts, Wycombe Wanderers, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City man though isn’t just wanted by Xisco Munoz’s side; The Star say that Championship rivals Huddersfield Town and QPR, as well as Wycombe, are also looking into a potential deal.

QPR boss Gareth Ainsworth signed Ikpeazu for Wycombe in 2020, with the striker going on to score six goals in the 2020/21 Championship campaign before Neil Warnock – now at Huddersfield – brought him to Middlesbrough.

It didn’t work out at Boro, but during a loan spell at Cardiff City, Ikpeazu impressed, scoring three in 13 for the Bluebirds including the winning goal on his debut against Barnsley back in February 2022.

After the game, then Cardiff boss Steve Morison hailed Ikpeazu’s impact, labelling the striker as ‘strong and powerful’.

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One to keep an eye on…

Wednesday’s transfer business has, in fairness, gotten better and better this summer.

Their most recent signing of Djeidi Gassama may prove to be their best of the summer so far, and if they can pull off a move for Ikpeazu then it would be another impressive capture.

He’s not the most technical striker, nor will he bag loads of goals. But he’s a striker who provides the physical presence in attack, yet still chips in with goals, so he could bring the best out of Wednesday’s more poacher-like strikers.

If Munoz can bring Ikpeazu to Hillsborough then it would be another decent signing for the Owls, who return to action away at Cardiff City this weekend.

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