Carvalhal discusses chances of Sheffield Wednesday sales

Tom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls head coach says he has not discussed the sale of key players.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal

Carlos Carvalhal has told the Star he's heard 'absolutely nothing' regarding enquiries for his Sheffield Wednesday stars.

HITC reported this week that Owls defender Tom Lees has emerged as a target for Newcastle United, who are ready to turn to alternatives in their pursuit of Blackburn's Grant Hanley.

Burnley were previously linked with a move for Lees, following a bid from Leicester City for Michael Keane.

Tom Lees of Sheffield WednesdayOwls defender Tom Lees

But according to Carvalhal, Wednesday's focus is on incomings only with chairman Dejphon Chansiri not looking to sell anybody this window.

Asked if the Owls had had any enquiries for key players, the Portuguese told the Star: "Absolutely nothing. Nobody has mentioned anything to me.

"The chairman has told me he doesn’t want to sell anybody and I have never had a conversation with him over selling a player.

"We are just talking about buying or loans."

Though Scotland striker Steven Fletcher is Wednesday's only summer recruit so far, the Owls have retained a squad of 25 senior players.

Sunderland's Steven FletcherSteven Fletcher is Wednesday's only summer recruit so far

And it is expected that some fringe players will depart Hillsborough before the transfer window closes, despite Carvalhal's comments.

The 50-year-old admitted after Wednesday's friendly draw at Alfreton that his side are still short at both left- and centre-back.

Mehdi Abeid of Newcastle United (L) in action with Glenn Loovens of Sheffield WednesdayOwls captain Glenn Loovens (R) has been ruled out for up to two months

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