Nigel Adkins discusses Billy Sharp once again

The Sheffield United boss has been discussing the Leeds striker.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins says he wants to avoid being linked to players but hasn't denied his interest in Leeds United striker Billy Sharp, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Indeed, the Blades boss has said an awful lot about the Leeds star for someone who isn't keen on speculation, heaping praise on the man he has worked with more than once in the past.

Not only that, however, but Adkins' comments suggest he is interested in Sharp but is simply biding his time.

When asked about the 29-year-old, the Sheffield United manager declared his intentions to 'keep his counsel' and 'ascertain where finances can be utilised in the correct manner.'

Adkins told reporters: "Billy is a Leeds United player as it stands. He’s a player that I know, a great lad and scores goals.

"But he is a Leeds United football player and I think, just at this moment in time - and I know everyone is going to talk about when are you going to sign a player - it’s better for me to keep my counsel and avoid being linked to players.

"That allows me to ascertain the group of players we have got and where the finances can be utilised in the correct manner for the players that have become available."

It appears the Blades boss is taking a very similar approach to Sheffiled United's Under-21 coach Chris Morgan, who said there has been 'no talk' of a bid for Sharp - before going on to state just how much the Leeds forward would love a move to Sheffield.

Lee Erwin's recent arrival at the Whites may just prove a crucial factor if anything is to develop between Sharp and the Blades, as Uwe Rosler may want to sacrifice one of Leeds' existing forwards in the 21-year-old's favour.

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