Date: 26th July 2010 at 8:55am
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Wednesday have today denied rumours that Nicky Weaver has agreed a move to Hillsborough to replace the departing Lee Grant, who is set to seal a move to Burnley.

Last Friday’s Yorkshire Post reported that Weaver, a die-hard Wednesdayite, had agreed a return to Hillsborough to be Wednesday’s number one this season.

But the club have today denied the claims to BBC Radio Sheffield, revealing there has been no ‘pay as you play’ deal offered to the former Manchester City man, and that nobody from the club has spoke with him.

That doesn’t mean that Weaver isn’t on boss Alan Irvine’s list of potential replacements for Grant though.

He’ll still be seen as the front-runner to take Grant’s number one jersey, although another former Owls loan player in Iain Turner has also been linked.

Irvine will be keen to tie up a new deal for a goalkeeper sooner rather than later with friendly matches running out ahead of the new season.