Sheffield Wednesday: Jones set for Owls return?

Kenwyne Jones
Kenwyne Jones

The Owls are hoping to thrash out a deal with Cardiff City to bring Kenwyne Jones back to Hillsborough on a season-long loan according to reports.

With Wednesday poised to confirm a deal for Portuguese forward Lucas Joao, they are looking to add further firepower to their ranks in 30-year-old Jones, a national newspaper claimed yesterday.

The powerful Trinidadian has long been a favourite of Owls fans after scoring seven goals in seven games during a loan spell from Southampton during the 2004/05 season.

Jones’ Cardiff days appeared to be numbered when he was loaned to Bournemouth for the final two months of the season but Bluebirds boss Russell Slade insists he has a future at the club.

Slade said: “He’s our player and a big part of what we are trying to do.”

The Owls hope to announce the signing of 21-year-old Joao from Nacional ahead of Saturday’s friendly with St Mirren.

A fee in the region of £2million has been agreed for the striker, the Star understands.

Wednesday’s move for former Leeds United midfielder Rodolph Austin has been scuppered by strict work permit regulations.

And the deal to sign Charlton Athletic left back Rhoys Wiggins has hit a late snag despite the 27-year-old successfully completing a medical.

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