Grant cools Clarets talk
Lee Grant has cooled talk of him leaving Sheffield Wednesday this summer amid interest from Burnley.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 22/07/10 2:35pm
Sheffield Wednesday keeper Lee Grant has cooled talk of him leaving the club this summer and remains focused on helping the Owls bounce back to the Championship.
The former Derby County shot-stopper impressed for the Owls last season, but was unable to prevent them from tasting relegation on the final day of the campaign.
Skysports.com reported on Wednesday that Burnley boss Brian Laws had tabled a bid for the 27-year-old after talks with Newcastle keeper Fraser Forster stalled.
But Grant has since told skysports.com that, as far as he is aware, no offers have been made for him this summer.
"To my knowledge, the club haven't received any bids this summer and I've just been focused on the opening day of the season with Sheffield Wednesday.
"There has been bits and bobs in the papers, but I don't take too much notice of it really and I've had plenty of more important things to think of over the summer.
"It has mainly been paper talk and I have always said that I am happy to stay at this club and that remains the case."
Grant has been sidelined for most of pre-season after having a shoulder operation during the summer, but he revealed that his rehabilitation is going well and that he should be able to feature in games shortly.
He added: "I saw the specialist last week and was given the go-ahead to crack on with full training and stepping up the strengthening programme.
"Obviously, that is really good news and everything has gone well so far.
"The hard work is done now, with the strength back in the shoulder, so it is just a case of making sure that I am ready for the games.
"There is no need for me to rush back into it too soon, so I'll come back in a week or so when I feel I'm ready to play games."