Milan warning as Spurr goes

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has warned potential suitors it would take “ridiculous” bids for the club to consider parting with their top players.

As revealed in The Star yesterday, the Owls have snubbed a £200,000 offer from South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley for centre-back Mark Beevers.

Mandaric, who remains hopeful of re-signing Neil Mellor from Preston North End, says he has received inquiries about one or two members of Gary Megson’s squad. He insisted: “We have had approaches but we have said ‘no’.

“Unless Gary wants the players to go or someone comes in with a ridiculous offer for one of our players, we will not let them go out.”

One player who has now left Hillsborough is Tommy Spurr, having fallen down in the pecking order since Megson’s appointment in February.

The left-back last night completed his long-anticipated to move to Doncaster Rovers in a deal thought to be in the region of £200,000.

Spurr, who broke on to the scene as a teenager, made over 200 first-team appearances for the Owls.

Jermaine Johnson is set to sign a new one-year deal. It is understood the club are waiting for the Jamaican international’s work permit to be granted. He had been linked with a switch to Chesterfield.