Date: 5th July 2011 at 8:37am
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Vital Wednesday understands the Owls are closing in on the signings of Julian Bennett and Lloyd Dyer.

The duo have been linked with a summer move to Hillsborough for a number of weeks and the Owls could confirm the captures within the next 24 hours.

Bennett, a left-back, is out-of-contract with Nottingham Forest and would bolster the Owls’ defensive lines. Gary Megson, the Wednesday manager, bought Bennett during his days as boss at the City Ground and knows Bennett well.

Dyer, a winger, was influential in Leicester City’s promotion from League 1 and also played regularly at Championship level last term. Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric is thought to have played a major part in speaking to his old club to ask about the former MK Dons man.

A fee would need to be paid for the latter, which is expected to be undisclosed, while Bennett would arrive on a free transfer from the City Ground.

The signings would take Megson’s summer arrivals to four as he looks to build a squad capable of pushing for promotion next season.