Date: 16th September 2007 at 7:06pm
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Wednesday have already seen a number of high profile players leave the club since last season, and another could be on his way if a former Owls legend has his way.

Glenn Whelan could soon be following Steve Maclean and Chris Brunt out of Hillsborough after Sunday’s The People reported the Irish midfielder is a target of new Leicester City boss Gary Megson.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international is out of contract in South Yorkshire at the end of the season and Wednesday could well cash in of their midfield maestro rather than risk losing him for next to nothing at the end of the season.

And Megson knows Whelan only too well, having frequented Hillsborough a number of times as a fan whilst being out of work following being sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest.

The former Wednesday man, whose father Don is also a legend at S6, could well see Whelan as the man to bolster the Foxes midfield and shoot them up the table after an indifferent start which saw Martin Allen sacked after just a number of games in charge.

Whelan is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal at Wednesday and has already been linked with a number of clubs including Premiership Reading and Wednesday’s Championship rivals Stoke City.

The midfielder arrived at Hillsborough under Chris Turner’s reign as Owls boss and impressed during his first season at Wednesday which saw the Owls promoted from League One, and has since gone on to bag the Owls’ player-of-the-season gong last term.