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Second bid rejected for winger

Second bid rejected for winger

Sheffield Wednesday have been knocked-back in a second bid for Reading winger Michail Antonio.

The 22-year old has been chased by the newly-promoted Championship side for over two months now, with Owls boss Dave Jones still content on getting his target this summer. Wednesday bid around £350,000 for Antonio in late May, but was turned down by Reading, who were holding out for around double that amount at £700,000.

McDermott told GetReading: 'There`s been an offer, but we`ve turned it down. I`m not sure how much we have heard since. Michail`s view is that there are a lot of players in front of him, so he needs to move on for his career. That`s absolutely fine and I understand that. He`s training well and working well. We love Michail, so we will see what happens.'

The second bid offered by the Owls, who are also in Portugal on their pre-season tour, is unknown but is believed to be around £500,000. Director of Football Nicky Hammond has also flown to Portugal if the Owls wanted to complete any deal for the former Southampton winger, who is currently the fifth-choice winger at the Madejski Stadium.

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Writer:Josh
Date:Sunday July 22 2012
Time: 4:00PM

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How do you know that McDermott was referring to a second bid? Nothing he said suggested that this was a new bid. He could be referring to the bid of 350k from weeks ago.
disgruntled owl
22/07/2012 17:20:00
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I'm sure Wednesday would have made an improved offer since then, Jones seems keen on getting him.
Y19-Royal
22/07/2012 18:05:00
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It's going to end in tears
OWL25
22/07/2012 20:51:00
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