Report: Sheffield Wednesday battle Wolves for Newcastle's Mike Williamson

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Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves are battling to sign Newcastle United centre-back Mike Williamson.

Sheffield Wednesday have entered the race to sign Mike Williamson from Newcastle United, report SkySports.

Williamson is surplus to requirements at Newcastle, used only amid an injury crisis earlier in the season by Steve McClaren's side, and in cup competition.

A move away from the club looks likely this month, with SkySports reporting Newcastle value him at £250,000, and stating that they are considering offers.

They are one of two sides competing to sign him, battling against Wolves.

Advantage...?

Wolves would seem to have the advantage over the Owls, given that he has been on loan at the club this season and was enjoying his football.

He is currently out with a hamstring injury but expected to be fit again shortly and ready to move.

Wednesday may fancy their chances however, thanks to their league position. They are seventh in the Championship, just two points out from the play-offs, while Wolves have disappointed this season, currently in 11th, five points back after a mini-resurgence, winning their last three games.

Backed by owner Dejphon Chansiri, Wednesday may be able to offer higher wages than Wolves, but his loan spell in the Midlands should give them a real edge.

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