Date: 14th January 2010 at 9:20am
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Former Owls boss Brian Laws was only appointed manager of Premier League Burnley yesterday – but already the rumours of Wednesday players following him have begun.

With a relatively huge transfer and wage budget to play with at Turf Moor, Laws will no doubt be thinking above the current Wednesday squad, which he built, to help the Clarets survive in the top flight.

But one player still stands out from what’s been a so-far failed season at Hillsborough – goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Already the tabloid newspapers are linking the Owls’ number one with a move Turf Moor in the January transfer window.

The Mirror is today reporting that the former Derby County stopper could be a £1.5 million target for Laws this month.

The rumour links it with other reports doing the rounds this week that Wednesday boss Alan Irvine must sell some of his current squad in order to bring new players in and save the Owls’ campaign.

But Irvine will no doubt know the importance of Grant to the Owls squad, and will be keen to keep the former England under-21 at S6 for the remainder of the season at least.

Still, a tempting offer from Lancashire could well see the stopper make the switch to the top flight, and leave Wednesday with a big gap to fill in double-quick time.

Keep your eyes on Vital Sheffield Wednesday for all the latest transfer rumours in the January transfer window.