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Leeds United have reportedly not agreed a fee for Billy Sharp; player preparing for Whites' pre-season campaign

One of Leeds United's players has been linked with the exit but for now he remains at the club.

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds United striker Billy Sharp is continuing to prepare for the club’s upcoming pre-season matches despite reports linking him with a return to Sheffield United.

The YEP cites reports claiming Sheffield United have bid £500,000 for the 29-year-old but goes on to report that Leeds sources have denied that any offer has been agreed for a player who scored five goals in 35 matches for the Whites last season.

Following the arrival of summer signings Lee Erwin and Chris Wood at Elland Road, and with the likes of Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara, Steve Morison and Sharp himself all still on the books, there are likely to be some striker departures in due course.

But the YEP claims that for now Sharp is fully focused on getting match fit ahead of Leeds’ pre-season games.

Sharp was not prolific at Leeds last season but he still popped up with a vital goal now and again and he is likely to have netted more often if he had not often been overlooked in favour of Morison.

The latter scored just twice all season and he could well be on his way, but if Sharp does also leave there will be no shortage of suitors, and one of his many former clubs could yet be at the front of the queue.

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