Peterborough owner claims Sheffield Wednesday have called about captain Jack Baldwin

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony looks on during the pre season friendly match between Peterborough United and a Tottenham Hotspur XI at London Road Stadium on July 18, 2015 in...

Sheffield Wednesday are thought to have prioritised the signing of a new central defender this summer.

Jack Baldwin of Peterborough United in action during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at The Abax Stadium on October 3, 2017 in Peterborough,...

Darragh MacAnthony, the Peterborough United owner, claims Sheffield Wednesday have called about Jack Baldwin.

However, MacAnthony adds that a deal for the Posh centre-back is 'not happening'.

Asked on Twitter if Wednesday are the club that have matched the buy-out clause of another Peterborough player, Marcus Maddison, the Irishman replied:

Sheffield Wednesday are thought to have prioritised the signing of a new central defender, with Frederico Venancio said to be the Owls' top target after impressing while on loan at Hillsborough last season.

However, the Sheffield Star reported on Wednesday that an unnamed Portuguese club has since agreed a fee to sign Venancio from Vitoria Setubal.

Sheffield Wednesday's English defender Jack Hunt (C) controls the ball during the English FA Cup 5th round replay football match between Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday at The Liberty...

Wednesday are thought to have to move on players of their own before bringing in new ones, and HITC Sport understands the Yorkshire side are on the verge of selling Jack Hunt to Bristol City.

Hunt, the right-back, recently entered the final year of his contract at Hillsborough.

Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers have both made enquiries for Baldwin this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Would the Peterborough captain be a good addition for Wednesday?

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