Swansea City, Cardiff City, Middlesbrough and Millwall were all keen on signing the Derby County striker, Jack Marriott, according to Yorkshire Live.
Marriott completed a season-long move to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday morning.
And the website claims the Owls are ‘understood to have fought off strong competition from Swansea, Cardiff, Middlesbrough and Millwall’ to land the 26-year-old.
Swansea, Cardiff, Middlesbrough and Millwall each have until 5pm to recruit from other clubs.
Interestingly, The Northern Echo claims that Boro remain hopeful of completing a deal for the Stoke City and former Millwall striker, Lee Gregory, after he held talks with Wednesday on Thursday.
Cardiff, meanwhile, have been credited with an interest in the Barnsley striker Cauley Woodrow.
But it remains to be seen if Swansea and Millwall will recruit in Marriott’s position.
Derby concluded the free transfer signing of Colin Kazim-Richards on Thursday, allowing Marriott to depart.
The former Peterborough United striker is reported to have cost Derby an initial fee of around £3 million two years ago.
Would Marriott have been a good addition for Swansea, Cardiff, Middlesbrough or Millwall?