It seems that Sheffield Wednesday will have to continue to work hard in case they want to have Frederico Venancio in the squad for next season.

After having a one-year loan spell at the Championship side, Venancio is now back at his club Vitória de Setúbal, where he has a contract running until 2021.

A week ago, it was reported that the Owls could still try to get him permanently, despite not activating the €3m buying option they had to keep the player at the end of the loan spell.

Now Vitória’s president Vitor Hugo Valente has spoken, via Record, about the defender’s future, and claimed that there are no bids to take him from the club for now.

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“Unless an offer comes up, which at the moment doesn’t exist, he has a contract and will continue. I’m obliged to do two things and that’s what I said. I don’t cut anyone’s legs, but I can’t neglect the interests of the club.”

Venancio made 25 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday last season. It took a while for him to settle in at the club, but once he did, he never left the starting team.