Date: 2nd April 2007 at 11:21pm
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Portsmouth trio Sventoslav Todorov, Jamie Ashdown and Richard Hughes have all been linked with a combined £2 million move to Wednesday in the summer, according to Radio Sheffield.

The trio are all on the fringes at Fratton Park and have been unable to occupy a regular starting spot for Harry Redknapp’s men this season – and could well be looking for a move away from the club in search of regular first team football next term.

And Owls boss Brian Laws has already expressed his desire at strengthening his squad for a promotion push next season – with the bulk of the £2.5m transfer of Madjid Bougherra still available to spend on new players this summer.

The Owls’ transfer kitty could also be boosted with a potential takeover or investment in the Hillsborough club which has been pencilled in for the pre-season by current chairman Dave Allen.

Todorov has already been linked with a move to the Championship to re-unite with Milan Mandaric at Leicester City – but Wednesday could be set to hijack the deal as Laws looks to add another striker to his strike force.

Goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown could also fill the number one jersey at Hillsborough with Laws keen to get a permanent shot-stopper in between the sticks following four loan players occupying the goalkeeping jersey in the last year.

Although the stopper has made just two first team appearances for Pompey this term, he comes highly-rated after progression through the Reading ranks and making his debut for the Royals in 2000.

Wednesday have already been told that current on-loan ‘keeper Iain Turner won’t be allowed to leave Everton in the summer after the Owls and rivals Crystal Palace had showed interest in his services.

And Ashdown could well be the man to replace Turner at the end of the season and become the Owls’ first permanent number one since David Lucas.

Scottish midfielder Richard Hughes has also been on the fringes for Pompey this term with just seven starts in all competitions this season.

Hughes, who started his football career at Italian side Atalanta, is a the combative midfielder the Owls have been crying out for in recent seasons and could well be the perfect centre-midfield partner for Glenn Whelan.

The trio are likely to be linked with a host of clubs before the end of the season and throughout the summer, so keep checking Vital Sheffield Wednesday for the latest transfer updates!