Sunderland and Newcastle United took a particular interest in Huddersfield Town’s derby clash with Barnsley.
That’s because Barnsley goalscorer Alfie Mawson is said to the of interest to the north east rivals ahead of transfer deadline day.
Newcastle have also been linked with Town frontman Nahki Wells, but David Wagner insists there have been no offers made for the Bermudian.
Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom, disappointed by their 2-1 defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium said: “Speculation can be unsettling but he is a good player and people will always be looking at good players.
“He’s not the only good player we have.”
See Town celebrate their win over Barnsley:
On the defeat to goals from Chris Lowe and a late settler from substitute Jonathan Hogg, Heckingbottom added: “It is always about the result but we came up against a good side in Huddersfield.
“For us to be disappointed shows how far we have come.
“It was a game of two halves for us. We didn’t play well in the first half and let them dictate and didn’t pose much threat.
“We responded well in the second half but we couldn’t dwell on it at half-time with the players. We just came up with a new game plan.
“The boys knew what they were going to do and we almost pulled it off. There are a lot of positives to take.”