WANDERERS skipper Kevin Davies is being linked with a shock move away from the Reebok before Thursday’s loan deadline after Sheffield Wednesday enquired about taking him to Hillsborough.

Davies, who played under Owls boss Dave Jones during his time at Southampton, is out of contract in the summer as he approaches a decade with the Whites.

At the end of the current campaign, he will have completed 10 seasons, but Davies has not been a regular starter in recent months and could be open to a move away before then.

The Bolton News understands Wednesday are not the only Championship club monitoring his availability.

Wanderers are believed to want the 35-year-old striker to remain until the end of his current deal in the summer.

However, the draw of a return to his home-town in the twilight of his career, with nothing yet on the table as far as a new deal at Wanderers goes, could tempt Davies.

Davies joined the Whites in July, 2003, after being released by Southampton and has gone on to become an iconic figure with Wanderers fans.

In February, he surpassed 400 appearances for the club but a departure at the end of the season could mean the long-serving captain misses out on a testimonial.