Report suggests Sheffield Wednesday will have to fight Bayern Munich for Sandro Wagner

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The SV Darmstadt striker is a wanted commodity in German football.

German paper SportBild is reporting today that Sheffield Wednesday will have a massive task on their hands getting hold of transfer target Sandro Wagner – with Bayern Munich also said to be keen on the player.

Sheffield Wednesday have booked themselves a place in the Championship play-off final after defeating Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 on aggregate over two legs.

The Owls will now be facing Hull City to see who earns a place in the top-flight and it had been reported this week that they would be hoping to bring Wagner to Hillsborough to help them in their quest back to the top.

That report from The Sun, as reported by HITC, suggested that Wednesday were keen on signing the SV Darmstadt striker – with a fee of £2 million mooted.

However, SportBild clams that Bayern Munich see Wagner as a perfect option as back-up to current leading man Robert Lewandowski.

Wagner scored an impressive 14 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances this past season as Darmstady finished 14th in the German Bundesliga.

The former German under-21 international started his career in the Bayern Munich youth team and even featured for their first-team eight times, scoring once, against Stuttgart in the 2007 Ligapokal.

Wagner, who will be known to England fans for scoring two goals for Germany’s under-21s in a 4-0 win over the Young Lions in the 2009 Euro under-21 championships, is therefore looking a difficult target for Sheffield Wednesday.

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