Sheffield Wednesday-linked Johan Djourou signs for Antalyaspor

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Djourou was reported to have passed a medical with Sheffield Wednesday.

Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor have announced the signing of Sheffield Wednesday-linked defender Johan Djourou.

A statement on the club's website confirmed Djourou has signed a contract for "2 + 1 years" at New Antalya Stadium, after leaving Hamburg in June.

The Sheffield Star reported on Friday that Djourou had passed a medical at Wednesday and was expected to complete a move to Hillsborough the following day.

But an hour before Carlos Carvalhal's side were due to kick off their Championship campaign against Preston North End, it was announced by the same publication that the deal had since collapsed.

Fans of the Owls, who have begun the season with only two recognised central defenders, were given fresh hope on Sunday, when The Sun reported they were ready to splash out to meet Djourou's contract demands - three years and £30,000 a week, allegedly.

But with three and a half weeks left of the summer transfer window, Wednesday will now have to look elsewhere for reinforcements.

Swiss defender Johan Djourou looks on prior to a friendly football between Switzerland and Belarus at the Stadium Maladiere on June 1, 2017 in Neuchatel.Switzerland defender Johan Djourou

And finding a Djourou alternative may not be easy after Carvalhal told BBC Radio Sheffield last week that the Owls are 'on the line' in relation to the Football League's financial fair play restrictions.

Antalyaspor finished fifth last season and are captained by former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto'o.

Where should Sheffield Wednesday turn after missing out on Djourou?

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