The Sheffield Star understands that Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a fee with Bolton Wanderers to sign midfielder Mark Davies. There is a chance the deal could be completed later today and feature in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie against Fulham.

With Bolton struggling financially and having been issued a winding-up order by Revenue & Customers, they are expected to sell some players this month. Carlos Carvalhal is a fan of the player and a £750,000 bid for the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man has been accepted.

The 27-year-old has attracted plenty of attention from potential suitors in recent times. It is believed that the top of the table side in the Championship; Middlesbrough, had a £500,000 bid of their own turned down not too long ago.

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Wednesday are looking to bolster their options in the midfield area ahead of the second half of the season, whereby they are looking to consolidate a place in the Championship play-off places.

It would be a big blow to Neil Lennon and all Trotters supporters to see Davies depart the Macron Stadium. He is the longest serving squad member at the club, having signed from Wolves in January 2009. Although he has had his injury problems in recent seasons, his absence on the pitch has always been felt. He has returned to fitness recently and has once again produced consistent performances in a struggling Bolton side.

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For all of the negatives surrounding Bolton, there are plenty of positives for Sheff Wed, who are signalling their intent in this transfer window. This isn’t expected to be the last Owls signing this month and may not be the last Wanderers departure either.


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