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Sheffield Wednesday in top six despite lack of league win

Struggling Sheffield Wednesday may be in the bottom three of the Sky Bet Championship but they are in the top six when it comes to attendances.

The Owls average home gate thus far is 21,217, with only Brighton(26,­474), Leeds United(25,750), Nottingham Forest(24,146), Derby County(22,807) and Leicester City(21.467) above them.

Dave Jones side were well worth their point against Bolton at the Reebok - their seventh draw of the campaign and it can only be a matter of time before they get their first win of the season.

Meanwhile, rumours abound that Chairman Milan Madaric will listen for offer for the club that he paid £9 million for in 2010, but which he has spent considerably more on. Some well-placed sources claim Sheffield Wednesday’s ownership intrigue could finally be coming to a head. 

The interest of Hong Kong businessman Sammy Yu, who leads a Chinese consortium, first emerged in July but started in May. In layman’s terms, the time to “put up or shut up” could be fast approaching.

With an asking price in the rounds of £25 million Mandaric may be prepared to sell for the right money. The news than another consortium other than Sammy Yu's is also on the scene may come as no surprise given the club's potential. Even so, it is understood that if he does sell Mandaric intends to stay as interim Chairman as he did at Portsmouth and Leicester City when he sold both clubs.


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