Date: 8th May 2010 at 12:41pm
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Wednesday boss Alan Irvine wants to keep Lee Grant and Marcus Tudgay for the Owls’ League One campaign – and insists he won’t sell them on the cheap.

The duo, arguably Wednesday’s biggest assets in playing staff, have been tipped for a move away from Hillsborough following relegation to League One.

But, although Irvine insists he can’t guarantee them both being in the famous blue and white stripes next season, the Owls boss is keen for them both to be part of Wednesday’s bid to bounce straight back to the Championship.

‘It’s understandable that people are talking about Marcus and Lee, but they both have long contracts and are on good wages. We’re not going to sell them on the cheap,’ he told the Sheffield Star.

‘I can’t say they definitely won’t go, because if somebody comes in and blows us away with an offer and they want to go there’s probably nothing I can do about it.’

Tudgay was linked with a move to Burnley last season before penning a new deal at S6 and has recently been linked with a switch to Leicester City.

Goalkeeper Grant, Wednesday’s player of the year, has also been linked with moves away from Hillsborough to clubs including Birmingham City.

Both are expected to be linked with more moves as the close season progresses but will be part of Irvine’s plans until a ‘good’ offer comes in for either of them.

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