Steve Agnew responds to reports Sheffield Wednesday are in talks to sign Fulham's Neeskens Kebano

Sheffield Wednesday's coach Steve Agnew during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at KCOM Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Hull, England.

The Fulham attacking midfielder is a rumoured loan target for Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday's coach Steve Agnew during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at KCOM Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Hull, England.

The Sheffield Wednesday assistant manager, Steve Agnew, has remained coy on speculation linking the Owls with a move for Neeskens Kebano of Fulham.

According to the Sheffield Star., Wednesday are in talks to sign the attacking midfielder on loan.

 

But when asked if he could shed any light on the speculation, Agnew - who has taken interim charge of the Championship club until Steve Bruce arrives on February 1 - told the official Sheffield Wednesday Facebook page earlier: "Not really, because as I said to you in previous press conferences, anything to do with January - ins, outs, whatever - I leave to Steve Bruce and the chairman [Dejphon Chansiri], and that’s how it is."

On whether Wednesday are interested in the player Fulham are reported to have paid £3.8 million to sign two-and-a-half-years ago, he added: "Again, it’s not my remit. It’s not anything I’ve been particularly involved in. I think you pick up pieces in January on many, many players up and down the country. It's a conversation to be had [between] Steve and the owner."

Neeskens Kebano of Fulham battles for possession with Tom Hamer of Oldham Athletic during the FA Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Oldham Athletic at Craven Cottage on January 6,...

Agnew did admit, however, that a player with Kebano's attributes would be welcome at Hillsborough.

"The one thing I would say is that for a team to attack and hurt the opposition and create more chances then yeah, I think any pace in any team frightens defenders," he explained.

"If there is an injection of pace somewhere in the team at some point then I’m sure it will make us a better team."

Kebano has only played five times for Fulham this season and would be cup-tied for Sheffield Wednesday's trip to Chelsea next week, should he sign for the Owls.

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The 26-year-old, a product of Paris Saint-Germain's youth system, scored twice against Wednesday in a 2-1 win for the Cottagers at Hillsborough in May 2017.

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