Carlos Carvalhal insists Fernando Forestieri will not be sold

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal looks dejected at the end of the match

The Sheffield Wednesday star has been linked with a move to Newcastle United and Derby County.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal looks dejected at the end of the matchSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal looks dejected at the end of the match

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has told the Times that the club’s chairman has insisted they will not be selling Fernando Forestieri.

The forward was the star of the show for the Owls last season, scoring 15 goals as they made it to the Championship play off final.

That has led to interest in his services this summer, with the Sheffield Star reporting that Derby County have already seen a bid for his services rejected. 

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring their first goalSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring their first goal

Things took a turn for the worse for Carvalhal’s side on Saturday as the player refused to play in the clash with Norwich City, according to Sky Sports.

However, the Portuguese boss has insisted that the player will not be leaving and his chairman has assured him of the fact.

“It isn’t polite for clubs to make offers after we have said we will not sell,” he told the Times.

“There is no problem at Sheffield Wednesday: the chairman said again that he will not sell a player under contract. The player will stay. There is no chance that he will go.”

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after the gameSheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after the game

It now remains to be seen if Forestieri does remain at Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

There is no denying that he is key to their dreams of making a return to the Premier League but they may be wary of having an unsettled player in their ranks.

As always, much will likely rest on how big an offer that his prospective suitors make, with a big money bid sure to at least tempt the Owls.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal before the matchSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal before the match

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