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Sheffield Wednesday not interested in ex-Wigan Athletic and Sunderland man

Sheffield Wednesday are not interested in free agent midfielder Lee Cattermole.

The 31-year-old is in the hunt for a new club after being released by Sunderland and has been linked with a move to Hillsborough. However, the Owls will not be signing him at this stage, according to a report by the Sheffield Star.

Cattermole played under Wednesday boss Steve Bruce at both Wigan and Sunderland. It is believed the tough-tackling midfielder is open to moving abroad this summer.

He played for the Black Cats for ten years and racked up over 250 appearances for them.

Cattermole started his career at Middlesbrough and rose through the youth ranks at the Riverside. He went onto play 91 games for them in the Premier League before leaving for Wigan Athletic in July 2008 for a fee of around £3.5 million.

After impressing for the Latics in the 2008/09 campaign, Sunderland paid £6 million in August 2009 to bring him to the Stadium of Light. However, he has not been able to prevent them from back-to-back relegations from the top flight to League One during the past couple of years.

Cattermole did well for the North-East side in the third tier last season under Jack Ross as they got to the Play-Off but will not be returning to the Championship with Wednesday.

The Owls are being linked with a move for Crystal Palace left-back Papa Souare, as reported by The72 earlier today, as Bruce eyes some signings.

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