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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