IN THE KNOW

Neil Fissler re­ports all the lat­est hot gossip in the trans­fer mar­ket

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Neil Fissler

SH­EFFIELD Wed­nes­day face a bat­tle if they want to sign Paris St Ger­main duo Ab­del­rafik Ger­ard and Ar­naud Honoré who are on trial in South York­shire.

Owls boss David Jones is keen for the pair to re­main at Hills­bor­ough for the rest of the sea­son.

But there is plenty of com­pe­ti­tion with four other Cham­pi­onship clubs and Pre­mier League Nor­wich keen to take a look at the pair.

PSG want both play­ers to stay in the French cap­i­tal this sea­son but they want to leave as they are ea­ger to play first team football.

Moroc­can left winger Ger­ard spent two years with the Paris gi­ants and has been of­fered a 12month con­tract.

But the 20-yearold, who ar­rived in Sh­effield last week, is keen to move away to de­velop his ca­reer.

Cen­tral mid­fielder Honoré is a French U18 in­ter­na­tional who can also op­er­ate on the right wing.

Mean­while Jones could be about to of­fer Roger John­son an es­cape route from Wolves on a sea­son-long loan.

John­son played un­der Jones at Cardiff City be­fore he was sold to Birm­ing­ham City and is keen to link up again. BOLTON striker David N’Gog is set to re­turn to his na­tive France where Bordeaux and Saint Etienne want him.

The for­mer Liver­pool striker who started his ca­reer in the Paris St Ger­main youth team is keen on a move and its likely to go be­fore the end of the month. WOLVES boss Kenny Jack­ett is hop­ing to get an­other size­able wage off Mo­lineux books by off -load­ing Repub­lic of Ire­land striker Kevin Doyle.

Doyle has been sent to train with the youth team and joins Roger John­son, Stephen Ward and Jamie O’Hara as Jack­ett makes it clear they have no fu­ture with him.

Doyle, signed for £6.5m from Read­ing in the sum­mer of 2009, is at­tract­ing plenty of in­ter­est but not at the £2m Jack­ett is de­mand­ing.

Celtic have bid £750,000 for the 29year-old but that is well be­low Wolves’ val­u­a­tion.

Leeds have also been linked with Doyle with Brian McDer­mott keen to re­unite with the player he worked with at Read­ing.

Burn­ley have also ex­pressed in­ter­est in Doyle af­ter sell­ing star striker Char­lie Austin but again aren’t keen to match Jack­ett’s ex­pec­ta­tions.

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