Date: 4th June 2016 at 10:52am
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Media reports suggest that Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Czech international Daniel Pudil and former Turkish international Sabri Sarioglu, according to ClubCall and Haberler.com. 

Pudil has just spent a full season on loan with the Owls from Watford. Making 33 league appearances in total, the consistent charismatic defender fits in perfectly at left-back and became a trusted member of Carvalhal’s squad on route to the play-off final.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Loanee Pudil scored two goals in 42 appearances in all competitions for the Owls last season – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Currently on international duty with the Czech Republic in preparation for the European Championships, Pudil has already claimed he would like to stay with the Owls despite the play-off final loss.

Pudil sustained a regular place in the Owls squad ahead of Jeremy Helan and on loan Joe Bennett throughout the 2015/16 campaign.

Daniel would be more than welcome should he return to Hillsborough on a permanent deal. Only an agreement with Watford stands in the way. A fee between £1-2 million should be sufficient for Pudil’s signature who has one year remaining on his contract.

Probability: 8/10

Elsewhere; Sabri Sarioglu currently plays for Turkish outfit Galatasaray and has made over 300 league appearances for the club since 2003.

The 5ft 7in Turk predominately plays at right-back and has gained 44 international caps since 2006.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carvalhal knows of Sarioglu all too well having spent two years in Turkey with Besiktas and Istanbul BB.

Photo: Offside / Witters.

Defender Sarioglu has earned 44 international caps for Turkey – Photo: Offside / Witters.

Sarioglu; 31, made 22 league appearances in total last term for Galatasaray, but is yet to agree a contract extension.

The Owls already have Jack Hunt, Liam Palmer and Marnick Vermijl as cover in the right-back position. One of the three would surely have to make way for Sarioglu to arrive.

Sarioglu would be eligible to sign on a free transfer should his contract elapse with Galatasaray, however Carvalhal insists links with the right-back are purely speculation.

Probability: 5/10

 
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