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Sheffield Wednesday want  former Southampton star but he won’t be cheap



Portsmouth can begin their transfer process in only three days. John Mousinho and the Fratton Park management have made it clear that they want to strengthen their squad this summer as they prepare to return to the Championship for the first time since 2012.

The Blues are aware that they will face tough competition from Leeds United, Burnley, and Luton Town, but with a strategic transfer strategy in place, Pompey might be set for a highly competitive 2024/25 campaign.

Ahead of the forthcoming transfer window, here’s the latest from Pompey’s Championship rivals…

Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Rohl hopes to reunite with former Southampton star Yan Valery at Hillsborough Stadium this summer, and he has already learned the price tag.

The German coach worked with the 25-year-old Angers star at St Mary’s when Rohl was an assistant coach to former Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Valery later departed the Saints to join the Ligue 1 club, where he helped them gain promotion to France’s top tier last season, but recent claims from Sheffield Wednesday suggested that the Owls had agreed to recruit the right-back during the upcoming transfer window.

A deal, however, is still far from being concluded, as new rumors indicate that Ligue 1 club Montpellier and Belgian top flight club Standard Liege are also interested in signing Valery.

According to AfricaFoot, the French club has now made contact with the Tunisian international and his representation, with Liege submitting a loan-to-buy bid for the defender worth £423,000. It is believed that the Belgian club’s offer is still in the works, and while Angers decides which contract to accept, the club is willing to allow the defender go ‘if the transaction is financially appropriate’.

It is unclear whether this £423,000 figure is a prospective price tag or an asking price, but if Sheffield Wednesday want to beat their European counterparts, it is surely a figure that is well within reach.