Five big money strikers for Sheffield Wednesday to target this summer

Five strikers Sheffield Wednesday could target, including Norwich, Sunderland and Blackburn forwards.

Sheffield Wednesday have been one of the busiest clubs in the Championship transfer market over the past week, as they aim to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion.

In recent days owner Dejphon Chansiri has overseen the addition of Marco Matias, Alex Lopez and Ross Wallace.

Yet a top striker proven in English football is the one major asset they lack, and would be the cherry on top of an impressive summer's business so far.

Here is a look at five big name signings the Owls could target, if the money is made available...

Daryl Murphy

The Mail reported last week that Ipswich had rejected a £4.25 million offer from Wednesday for Daryl Murphy. A journeyman striker for much of his career, Murphy was phenomenal last season, scoring 27 goals for the club. Murphy had a brief spell on loan at Hillsborough a decade ago, and the club will have to be wary of over paying for the 32-year-old.

Gary Hooper

Another former Celtic striker, Gary Hooper is currently at newly promoted Premier League side Norwich City. The Sun reported over the weekend that Wednesday want the attacker on loan, while the Canaries are looking for a £6 million permanent deal.

Jordan Rhodes

Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes is one of the most sought-after strikers in the Championship. The Scottish international is still just 25-years-old, and could deem the Owls to give him a better shot of winning promotion. The Star claimed back in March that Sheffield Wednesday could look to pay as much as £12 million to sign the consistently prolific forward.

Ross McCormack

Should Wednesday take a look at former Leeds striker Ross McCormack? If they have serious money to spend then it's possible they could tempt Fulham, who paid £11 million for him last summer. McCormack scored 17 goals for the club last season despite their struggles.

Connor Wickham

Connor Wickham is still fondly remembered for his loan spell at Hillsborough two seasons ago, with the striker scoring eight times in 11 games in 2013/14. The 22-year-old remains at Sunderland and recently told the Chronicle this year would be his defining season at the club. If the Black Cats make their own moves to sign strikers, Wednesday may yet stand a chance of signing him.

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