Date: 23rd July 2010 at 9:15am
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Former Manchester City and Wednesday stopper Nicky Weaver is being tipped to replace in-demand Lee Grant as the Owls’ number one for next season.

Today’s Yorkshire Post is reporting that the die-hard Wednesdayite has agreed to return to Hillsborough to fill the boots of Grant, who is all set for a move away to either Burnley or West Brom before the start of the campaign.

Ironically, Weaver has just been released from Turf Moor where he spent six months covering for regular number one Brian Jenson in the Premier League.

He has also been linked with a move to Premier League new-boys Blackpool but today’s report indicates Weaver has already agreed to become an Owl and return to the club he supports.

The Owls have already turned down a bid from Burnley for Grant but expect the Clarets to return with an improved offer, while West Brom and Celtic could also be interested.

Weaver has already pulled on the famous shirt in 2005 during a loan spell but will be returning on a permanent basis this time around if reports are to be believed.