Report: Sheffield Wednesday meet Burnley midfielder's buy-out clause

Burnley's David Jones celebrate promotion to the premier league

The Owls have reportedly bid for David Jones.

Burnley's David Jones and Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal Ugarte in actionJones (front right) in action during pre-season

Sheffield Wednesday have met the buy-out clause of Burnley midfielder David Jones, according to the Daily Mail.

Jones was an ever-present as the Clarets won the Championship last season and started their Premier League opener against Swansea City on Saturday, which ended in a narrow defeat.

However, the 31-year-old may find his opportunities limited by the imminent arrival of Steven Defour at Turf Moor, while Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood is also said to be a target for manager Sean Dyche.

Aston Villa's Ashley Westwood scores their second goalVilla's Westwood has been linked with a move to Burnley

Wednesday, who narrowly avoided joining Burnley in this season's top flight, are looking to go the distance this time around and have already added Premier League pair Steven Fletcher and Almen Abdi to their ranks.

Sheffield Wednesday's Steven Fletcher attempts an overhead kickFletcher (number 6) attempts an overhead kick

Jones would be another high quality addition, although the former Manchester United man might yet opt to stay put.

Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal said earlier this month he is keen to sign four more players this summer, including a centre-back, left-back, midfielder and winger - taking the total number of incomings to nine.

Meanwhile, last season's top scorer Fernando Forestieri looks set to stay put after issuing an apology on social media this morning, following his refusal to play in Saturday's draw at Norwich City.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after scoring their first goalForestieri scores Wednesday's winner against Aston Villa

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