Sheffield Wednesday are in the running to sign Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman, according to the Chronical.
The 23-year-old has been one of the very few bright stars for Sunderland which has turned out to be a disastrous campaign for the Black Cats.
Honeyman has scored seven goals in all competitions this season which has drawn attention from the likes of Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls have had a disappointing campaign of their own this season having reached the play-offs in back-to-back seasons under now Swansea City boss Carlos Carvahal.
A defeat to Hull at Wembley followed by a semi-final defeat on penalties to eventual winners Huddersfield Town last season appears to have knocked the Owls confidence.
This season has seen the end of Carvahal, who was eventually replaced by Jos Luhukay. The Dutchman has guided Wednesday to 16th so far this season with several Owls fans expecting yet another assault on the play-offs. Instead, Wednesday are 18 points behind Derby who hold the last place in the play-offs currently.
Some Wednesday fans will blame injuries for their poor season, but their first full season under Luhukay could see them challenging for the top six.
Should Honeyman move to Hillsborough, Wednesday fans should see a midfielder who is not afraid to take a game by the scruff of it’s neck and attack the opposition.