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Owls dismiss Forest bid for star winger

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine has confirmed the club have turned down "a derisory offer" from Nottingham Forest for winger Jermaine Johnson.

The Owls have rejected a reported offer of £350,000 from Forest for the 30-year-old Jamaica international, who Wednesday signed from Bradford for £500,000 in 2007.

Asked if Forest had made the bid, Irvine told the club's official website: "That's right and if anybody thinks that suddenly there's a sale on at Sheffield Wednesday then they'll get a bit of a surprise because I'm assured that that's certainly not the case."

He added: "We will not take derisory offers for anybody. The club were strong with regard to Lee (Grant). They turned down four offers before agreeing."

Wednesday agreed a fee, believed to be in the region of £1million, with Burnley for goalkeeper Grant on Sunday and the 27-year-old is discussing terms.

Irvine added: "I understand there was an issue that would suggest we needed to get some money in and I'm told that's not a massive problem, but I've known from day one there was a certain threat if people came up with certain offers for our players. It's one of those situations where every club in the country is struggling like that."

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