Owls fail with new Tyson bid
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday have failed with a new bid for Wycombe striker Nathan Tyson.Sheffield Wednesday have failed with a third bid for Wycombe Wanderers striker Nathan Tyson.
The Owls decided to make a fresh move for the former Reading hit-man after The Chairboys rejected two initial offers from the Hillsborough outfit.
Despite their attempts, Wednesday were not able to agree a fee for the 23-year-old, claiming Wycombe's valuation of the striker was more than what they were prepared to pay for the player.
"Yesterday morning, I had a long conversation with Wycombe where they indicated the value they would accept," Wednesday chief executive Kaven Walker told the club's official website.
"I spoke to our chairman (Dave Allen) and manager (Paul Sturrock) and we made an offer at that valuation - £500,000 and a further £100,000 based on performance.
"Late last, night I received a telephone call from Wycombe's managing director and Wycombe have rejected that offer, stating that they want £750,000 for him.
"We believe that is well above our valuation of Nathan at this moment in time."
Sturrock, meanwhile, has stated his squad need to get their work-rate up after dropping to the foot of the Championship table.
The Owls travel Luton Town on Friday evening - a match that can be seen live on Sky Sports 2.
"I think it's important players appreciate they have got to roll their sleeves up and work hard," Sturrock told Sky Sports News.
"My teams have always been work-rate and attitude first, performance second, and I think a fan merits those two attributes first."