Wolverhampton Wanderers boss rules out Conor Coady's sale in wake of Sheffield United approach

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield United had tried to re-sign their former player from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Conor Coady's transfer to Sheffield United has been categorically ruled out by Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo, The Express & Star reports.

Nuno's Bramall Lane counterpart, Chris Wilder, confirmed the Blades had placed a bid for the centre-back or central midfielder on Wednesday, but this has since been rejected by Wolves.

Gabriel Obertan of Wigan shoots as Conor Coady of Wolverhampton closes in  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic at Molineux on February...Wolves' Conor Coady (centre) with new Blades recruit Richard Stearman (right)

Coady, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan to Sheffield United, is out of contract at the end of the current campaign, which appeared to offer hope to prospective suitors that he could be sold this summer. 

But the 24-year-old will not be leaving Molineux, according to his manager, who told The Express & Star: "Conor is going to stay with us," before declaring the matter "finished".

Coady captained Wolves to victory against Middlesbrough on Saturday, and the report claims they hope to tie him to a new deal in the coming weeks.

According to The Sheffield Star, the Blades remain interested in signing Darragh Lenihan and Ryan Leonard of Blackburn Rovers and Southend United respectively.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.Blades boss Chris Wilder

And Wilder's side could intensify their pursuit of the pair in the wake of Friday's developments.

Who should Sheffield United sign in place of the Wolverhampton Wanderers man?

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