According to KentLive, Sheffield Wednesday have joined their city rivals Sheffield United in the pursuit of Charlton Athletic star Ricky Holmes.

Sky Bet League One champions Sheffield United had a bid rejected for Holmes last week, but have recently vowed to keep up their pursuit of the midfielder despite the initial rejection.

But they now face stiff competition from Steel city rivals Sheffield Wednesday, who have recently shown an interest in signing Holmes.

Other Sky Bet Championship club Cardiff City are also rumoured to be interested in Charlton Athletic’s player of the year.

The Addicks have insisted that Holmes is not for sale, and Charlton boss Karl Robinson is planning on sitting down with the talented midfielder in the coming days to try and negotiate a new contract.

Ricky Holmes joined Charlton Athletic last summer, after getting promoted with Northampton Town under the guidance of current Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.

The history between the two could see Sheffield United be Holmes’ club of preference if he is to leave the Valley.

The Charlton man has just a year left on his contract at the Valley, and if a new deal can not be agreed, Charlton may be tempted to cash in on him.

Holmes won the player of the year award at Charlton Athletic this season, and was their stand out player in what was a relatively poor season for the London club.

He has scored 13 goals in a Charlton shirt this season.


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