Date: 27th July 2007 at 11:26am
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Wednesday have pulled out of the chance to sign Southampton’s Polish international striker Grzegorz Rasiak after the Saints asked for ‘further financial demands’.

The former Derby and Spurs hitman was thought to be top of Laws’ wish list to fill the vacant number nine jersey and it was thought the Owls lodged a £2m bid for the striker.

But any deal has collapsed after Wednesday received contact from the Saints insisting more money must be ploughed in to the deal to secure his services.

‘I have seen the contents of the letter from Southampton and they accepted a substantial offer but they have now changed their demands. It has been very frustrating because they have changed the goalposts.’ Laws told the official SWFC website.

Rasiak would have been a fien capture for the Owls having proven himself at Championship level on more the one occassion – netting 19 goals for George Burley’s men last season before the end of January.

And the Saints boss was keen to hold on to his man: ‘There is no doubt there has been interest and I have spoken to Greg and told him he is very much in my plans.’