Report: Leeds expecting formal approach from Sheffield United for Billy Sharp

Leeds United are waiting on an approach for former Nottingham Forest striker Billy Sharp.

According to the Sheffield Telegraph, Leeds United are expecting an offer from Sheffield United for striker Billy Sharp.

The forward has been linked with a move to the League One side for much of the transfer window, following the appointment of Nigel Adkins as boss, and it is stated the Whites expect an offer to be made soon.

Sharp, who only moved to Elland Road last summer, struggled to have the impact in the Championship that many expected. Having been a consistent goalscorer with the likes of Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United and Southampton, his return of just five goals in 35 games was not impressive.

Admittedly, he started just 17 games and was frequently utilised as a late substitute, but a summer exit is expected.

Adkins, who has been central to much of Sharp’s success, wants to take him to Brammall Lane, and the report states that United’s ‘accepted’ £500,000 was nothing but a rumour.

The League One side have yet to make an approach for him, but Uwe Rosler’s men are expecting to see United formalise their interest in Sharp in the coming weeks.

The report also references Leeds’ interest in Jamie Murphy, who could be used as a makeweight in any deal to send Sharp to the Blades. However, it is stated that the Scottish winger’s wage demands could be too high to see through any deal to bring him to Elland Road.

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