Report: Leeds United want prolific Sheffield United winger Jamie Murphy in cash plus Billy Sharp deal

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Leeds are interested in Jamie Murphy of Sheffield United in possible exchange for Billy Sharp.

Leeds United could consider a swap deal for Jamie Murphy and Billy Sharp, report the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Sharp is a transfer target for League One side Sheffield United, as report the Sheffield Star, with the club's new manager Nigel Adkins working with him previously at Southampton, Scunthorpe and Reading.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds are unwilling to let Sharp go without getting Murphy in return, who struck 12 goals last season for the Blades.

Would Sheffield United go for it?

The decision would rest with Nigel Adkins, but it would be hard to believe he would not be tempted, regarding Sharp as a sure thing when it comes to scoring goals.

Brighton are also interested in Murphy, as reported The Sun previously, and as we suggested last week, Sheffield United will have to weigh up the Scottish star's 12 goals from out wide against a striker in Sharp who they hope will be able to score upwards of 20 in League One.

Sharp netted just five goals last season for Leeds but rarely got a run of starts, used mostly as a substitute, and as soon as he got a start and did not find the net he would land up being dropped for the next match, and showed his frustration visibly by kicking over a water bottle when substituted in a match during the second half of the season.

Murphy extended his contract with the League One side in January, with it currently standing to take him until 2017, reported The BBC, meaning the Blades are under no pressure to sell.

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