Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly leading Middlesbrough in the pursuit of Stoke City forward Lee Gregory with both clubs keen to sign the 32-year-old ahead of Friday’s deadline for domestic transfers.
EFL clubs have until 5pm tomorrow to complete any transfers with other English teams and it looks set to be a busy next 24 hours or so for the Owls as they try to make some final additions to Garry Monk’s squad.
According to TEAMtalk, Wednesday and Boro are both keen on signing Gregory before the domestic window closes on Friday.
The report claims that the Yorkshire club are leading the chase for the Potters striker and that Stoke are happy to let him leave.
Michael O’Neill is not short of options when it comes to forwards, with Sam Vokes, Steven Fletcher, Tyrese Campbell, and Jacob Brown among the other players at that position in his squad.
Gregory joined from Millwall last summer but found the net just six times in 40 appearances last term.
After being omitted from O’Neill’s squad for the first two Championship games of the season, the 32-year-old has started the Potters’ last two games but it appears that the club are happy to let him go.
Wednesday and Boro are also thought to be battling for West Bromwich Albion’s Kenneth Zohore.
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Both the Owls and Boro need to add some more firepower before the window closes and despite his struggles last term, Gregory is a solid option at Championship level.
With Stoke seemingly happy to sanction a move, this could be a deal that gets done before tomorrow’s deadline.
A partnership between Gregory and Josh Windass could be an effective one and it appears we might be set to see that as Wednesday are leading the race for the forward.