Report: Sheffield Wednesday have initial £100,000 bid turned down for Blackburn Rovers' Charlie Mulgrew

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Galpharm...

The Blackburn Rovers defender is thought to be a long-term target for Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday have had an initial bid of £100,000 turned down for Blackburn Rovers defender Charlie Mulgrew, according to Sky Sports.

It is claimed that Wednesday's offer could have eventually risen to £200,000, depending on certain clauses being met.

Charlie Mulgrew of Blackburn Rovers (C) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Blackburn Rovers team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn...Blackburn's Charlie Mulgrew (second left)

The Owls are looking to strengthen their options at centre-back, with Tom Lees and Glenn Loovens their only recognised senior players in that position.

However, they have so far been frustrated in their attempts to do so, with head coach Carlos Carvalhal blaming inflated price tags.

And it appears as though Wednesday were trying to snag a bargain with Mulgrew, who was relegated to League One with Blackburn last season.

The Owls were initially linked with a move for the former Celtic captain upon his release by the Bhoys a year ago, before their interest resurfaced earlier this month.

Charlie Mulgrew, Joe Ledley, Shaun Malone and Gary Hooper of Celtic celebrate a goal during the international friendly club match between the Perth Glory and Glasgow Celtic at nib Stadium...Charlie Mulgrew (left) with Gary Hooper (right) at Celtic

The 31-year-old, who is a former clubmate of Hillsborough pair Gary Hooper and Loovens, can also operate as a left-back or central midfielder.

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