Date: 24th June 2008 at 1:42pm
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Wednesday are lining up a loan move for highly-rated Chelsea youngster Jimmy Smith, according to BBC Radio Sheffield.

Owls boss Brian Laws has already been rumoured to be chasing fellow Chelsea hot prospect Jack Cork, and the Wednesday gaffer revealed that he was chasing two men on a season-long loan, with Smith now revealed as the second.

But Wednesday will only be getting one of the two, with Smith now emerging as the front-runner for a season-long stint at Hillsborough.

The 21-year-old has already had loan spells in the Championship with Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City, while Laws’ former club Scunthorpe United are also interested in his services for next season.

Laws has identified the centre of midfield as a priority in shaping his squad for next season following the departure of Glenn Whelan last season and loan players Graham Kavanagh and Adam Bolder.