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Report: Sheffield United interested in signing Billy Sharp, no talks held yet

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Sheffield United are interested in Leeds striker Billy Sharp - but have yet to open talks over a deal.

According to the Sheffield Star, Sheffield United would be interested in signing Billy Sharp if he became available - but they are yet to open talks with Leeds over a deal.

Sharp, 29, joined Leeds from Southampton last summer, and scored five goals in 28 appearances for the Whites this past season in a bit-part role at Elland Road.

Now, with Leeds having signed Lee Erwin from Motherwell and on the verge of signing Chris Wood from Leicester according to The Sun, Sharp is being pushed further and further down the pecking order under new manager Uwe Rosler.

A summer exit could now be on the cards, and the natural assumption would be for a move back to where he started his career - Sheffield United.

The Blades are managed by Nigel Adkins, who has worked with Sharp at Scunthorpe United, Southampton and Reading, meaning a move back to Bramall Lane could be ideal for Sharp.

Yet right now, the Sheffield Star suggest that talks have yet to be held between the two clubs, but Adkins would be interested in another reunion if Leeds are ready to make Sharp available this summer.

Should Leeds sell Sharp?

New manager Rosler now has a number of forwards at his his disposal; Mirco Antenucci, Steve Morison, Souleymane Doukara, new signing Erwin and expected arrival Wood.

That could make Sharp sixth choice striker at Elland Road, and a goalscorer like Sharp will want to be playing football at this stage of his career.

If Leeds do receive offers for Sharp, they would be foolish not to at least consider them - and after an underwhelming first season at Elland Road, it may be best for Sharp to move on and play football elsewhere next season.

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