Date: 10th December 2007 at 9:06am
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The January transfer window is fast approaching, and the transfer rumours are already in overdrive, with two Wednesday players linked with a move away from Hillsborough.

Highly-rated youngsters Frank Simek and Glenn Whelan have already been linked with moves to the Premier League, and now their names are being banded about again, even more so with the Owls’ financial position up in the air.

American right-back Simek was linked Everton during the summer, and that link has been rekindled, despite the international defender signing a new contract with the Owls during the summer.

But it’s thought that Toffees boss David Moyes has still been keeping a watchful eye over the former Arsenal youth product, and could well make a swoop for his man come January.

Former Manchester City youth product Whelan is yet to sign a new contract with the club, with his current deal set to expire in the summer, and the Owls could well cash in on the Irishman in January, with Bolton linked with his services.

January could well prove to be a tough month for Wednesday, at least off the pitch, as boss Brian Laws looks set to sit down with the board and discuss the money available to spend to bolster his squad for a possible play-off push.

And the sale of Whelan and Simek could well mirror the deal which saw Madjid Bougherra leave S6 at the same time last season, to enable Laws to spend some cash at bringing other players in.