Report: Sheffield Wednesday linked again to Blackburn Rovers winger Ben Marshall

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Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly close to making a bid for Blackburn Rovers winger Ben Marshall despite seeing Brighton’s attempt rejected.

According to the Mail, Sheffield Wednesday are planning to make a bid for Blackburn Rovers winger Ben Marshall.

The report states: ‘’Sheffield Wednesday are poised to make an offer for Blackburn winger Ben Marshall. Rovers have already told Brighton that Marshall is not for sale after they offered £1.5m.’’

Blackburn will be reluctant to sell Marshall, especially as they have already sold one playmaker in Tom Cairney, so it could be an interesting transfer saga as Wednesday look to splash the cash.

Would Marshall be a good signing for the Owls?

Marshall has already endeared himself to Wednesday supporters following a highly successful loan spell with the club in 2011/12.

The, then Stoke City, winger scored five goals in 22 League One appearances and helped the South Yorkshire club out of League One and back into the Championship.

He is a very creative winger, with an eye for a goal, and it is no surprise that Blackburn are ready to fight tooth and nail to keep him at the club.

Last season, he scored six and created seven Championship goals for the Lancashire club and helped them finish within three places of the play-off positions.

If Wednesday can pull off the signing of Marshall then it will be a statement of intent to the rest of the Championship.

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