Sheffield Wednesday's Katrien Meire was in Portugal last week, amid Joao Amaral speculation

A general view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 26, 2016 in Sheffield, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football...

Amaral is one of two Liga NOS players to linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday this week.

Katrien Meire (C), Charlton Athletic CEO is seen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Burnley on May 7, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.

Katrien Meire, the Sheffield Wednesday CEO, was pictured in Portugal last week amid speculation linking the Owls with a move for Joao Amaral.

Jornal Record is the latest Portuguese publication to credit Wednesday with interest in the forward, who signed for Benfica from Vitoria de Setubal last month.

It is claimed the Yorkshire side are one of several clubs to make known their desire to take Amaral on loan, should he fail to break into the Eagles' immediate plans.

Vitoria Setubal's forward Joao Amaral (R) vies with Sporting's Argentinian forward Marcos Acuna (L) and Sporting's French defender Jeremy Mathieu during the Portuguese league football...

And the rumour could have some substance, given the following tweet from Carolyn Radford, Meire's Mansfield Town counterpart, on Friday.

Of course, there may be other reasons for Meire's presence in the Iberian peninsular, with a holiday perhaps the most likely.

While Amaral is not the only Portugal-based player said to feature on Sheffield Wednesday's summer shopping list, with talks to sign Frederico Venancio ongoing, according to the Star.

Frederico Venâncio of Sheffield Wednesday wins a header during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Sheffield Wednesday and Carlisle United at Hillsborough on January 16,...

Venancio, who spent last season on loan to the Owls from Vitoria, is a former teammate of 26-year-old Amaral.

The latter player scored nine goals and set up two in 28 league starts last season, despite playing more often than not in a central or wide attacking midfield role.

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