Sheffield Wednesday: Owls close in on Davies

Mark Davies, left, closes down Hull's Andrew Robertson
Mark Davies, left, closes down Hull's Andrew Robertson
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Sheffield Wednesday are close to strengthening their midfield department after agreeing a fee with financially-troubled Bolton Wanderers for Mark Davies.

Talks are on-going with Davies after Wanderers, who have been put up for sale by owner Eddie Davies, with debts of £172.9m and a winding-up petition issued by Revenue & Customs, accepted the Owls’ £750,000 bid.

Should those discussions progress smoothly and Davies pass a medical, the 27-year-old could be unveiled today and feature in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at home to Fulham.

Championship leaders Middlesbrough had seen an offer, believed to be in the region of £500,000, recently rejected for Davies, who started his career at Wolves before moving to the Macron Stadium in 2009.

He is currently the longest-serving first team player on Bolton’s books, racking up 183 appearances. In recent years, Davies, who has featured 21 times for Bolton this term, has been hampered by knee, hip and shoulder injuries.

As The Star revealed on Tuesday, central midfield is an area Wednesday are keen to bolster in the January transfer window.

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