Sheffield Wednesday have turned down an approach from St Johnstone to take striker Stevie May on loan, reports the Sheffield Telegraph.
The Saints boss Tommy Wright revealed he had hoped to bring the striker back to McDiarmid Park for next season but the Owls have no intention of letting May go.
The 22-year-old joined Wednesday in an £800,000 deal from the Perth club last August but has found the back of the net just seven times in 39 appearances.
May was a hit at St Johnstone last season, playing a integral part in their Scottish FA Cup success by hitting 27 goals.
Wright had talked to the Owl’s advisor Glenn Roeder regarding the striker but was told he remains in manager Stuart Gray’s long-term plans.
“I know Glenn [Roeder] who is going in working in an upstairs role so we have been kept informed of what is happening with Stevie.” said Wright to the Sheffield Telegraph.
“We threw our hat in the ring if Stevie was of a mind to come back north on loan but I think Stevie will be at Sheffield Wednesday next year.
“We have spoken to them about the situation and have been told the manager wants to keep Stevie.”
Aberdeen have also reported to be interested in May but boss Derek McInnes said there is “nothing” in the claims.
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