Report: Sheffield Wednesday close on deal for Manchester United striker Will Keane

Will Keane has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday are nearing an agreement to sign Manchester United youngster Will Keane on loan, report The Sun.

The paper report Keane is to be permitted to join the Owls, possibly until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old striker was once talked about in glowing terms similar to how current United sensation James Wilson is at present.

Handed his debut by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011/12, a knee injury derailed his career and he has been trying to get back on track ever since.

Previous loan spells at QPR and Wigan proved unproductive for the youngster who has three caps for England's under-21 side.

Back at United this season, he has made seven appearances for the club's under-21 team, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

Keane's contract expires at the end of the season, so he is playing to earn either a new deal or to land a permanent move away from Old Trafford.

If Sheffield Wednesday can get the talented youngster firing and playing well, they stand a chance of putting themselves in prime position to secure him permanently, if United do not renew his contract.

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