After this interest was revealed by The Star last week, the South American company has submitted a bid for the services of Windass with a fee believed to be in the region of £1million offered by Millwall on Wednesday the summer last.
But The Star can now reveal that offer has been rejected by the Owls, who are keen to retain their key assets as they head for automatic promotion next season.
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Darren Moore is a huge admirer of Windass’ skills and sees the former Wigan Athletic man as an important part of his plans for the future.
Talleres is managed by Pedro Caixinha, Windass’ former manager at Rangers, who was keen to bring the 28-year-old to Argentina to help reverse a stuttering start to the season.
It remains to be seen whether Talleres – who finished third in Argentina’s Primera División last season – will accept a new offer for Windass, who reportedly wanted a quick resolution to the potential transfer.
Sources suggest, however, that any offer would have to be significantly higher than the bid tabled to turn heads on Wednesday.
Reports in South America suggest that Talleres had spoken to the striker’s representatives and the club were willing to offer the player a significant financial package.
Controversially, Caixinha and club president Andrés Fassi spoke publicly about their interest in Windass last week.
Indeed, Fassi spoke to Argentinian outlet Mundo D late last week to confirm the club had made an official bid.
Windass was the Owls’ top scorer in the 2020/21 season and netted 17 goals in 65 appearances on Wednesday, including four in a handful of appearances last season decimated by injury.
The club look set to bolster their attacking options in the coming weeks, with Saido Berahino and Florian Kamberi moving on and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing weighing Championship options.
Over the weekend, Moore confirmed the club were already in talks with a handful of targets.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-29 19:12:00