Report: Sheffield Wednesday-linked Christoph Knasmüllner agrees Barnsley move

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Sheffield Wednesday and Carlisle United at Hillsborough on January 16, 2018...

However, Knasmüllner's club are said to be standing firm over their £440,000 asking price for the player - who is allegedly wanted by Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.

A general view of Oakwell stadium during the pre season friendly at Oakwell Stadium between Barnsley and Huddersfield Town on July 22, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

Austrian website Spox has provided an update on the future of Sheffield Wednesday- and Barnsley-linked midfielder Christoph Knasmüllner.

Spox credited both clubs with interest in Knasmüllner late last week, however, its latest report includes no mention of Wednesday.

Instead, it claims an agreement has been reached between the 12-goal Admira Wacker player - who is out of contract at the end of the campaign and can therefore talk to other clubs about a summer free transfer - and Barnsley.

Paul Heckingbottom manager of Barnsley looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Barnsley, though, appear to want to bring forward Knasmüllner's move. According to Spox, however, the Tykes' offer falls short of Admira's €500,000 (£440,000) asking price - and both parties 'seem reluctant to give in'.

It remains to be seen whether or not Sheffield Wednesday - who recently signed Dutch midfielder Joey Pelupessy in similar circumstances - will respond to the alleged development.

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Sheffield Wednesday and Carlisle United at Hillsborough on January 16, 2018...

New Owls manager Jos Luhukay may be familiar with Knasmüllner, who was on the books of FC Ingolstadt 04 during the Dutchman's spell in charge of fellow German sides FC Augsburg and Hertha BSC.

Can Wednesday still beat Barnsley to Knasmüllner's signing?

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