Date: 26th August 2008 at 11:24am
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A deal to bring Sunderland striker Anthony Stokes to Hillsborough on loan is hotting up in today’s papers, with Wednesday hot favourites to acquire his services.

Sunday’s News Of The World reported the out-of-favour striker was all set for a move to either Hillsborough or Leeds United on loan, with Wednesday favourites for the deal with Sunderland boss Roy Keane keen for him to play at Championship level.

And now more reports are insisting the former Arsenal trainee is all set for a move to S6 to bolster Brian Laws’ attacking options ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea City.

Laws is without Francis Jeffers and Akpo Sodje, who both picked up long-term injuries early in to the season, leaving him with three fit strikers at his disposal.

And with Stokes down the pecking order at the Stadium of Light, he could prove a successful signing for Wednesday and continue the links between the Owls and the Black Cats.