Stuart McCall plays down talk of a reunion with Sheffield United's Billy Sharp at Bradford City

Stuart McCall manager of Bradford City looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Bradford City at Bramall Lane on April 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

The Sheffield United captain has been linked with a move to Bradford City.

Stuart McCall manager of Bradford City looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Bradford City at Bramall Lane on April 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Bradford City manager Stuart McCall has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport his side have got a really good chance of getting Billy Sharp - if the Sheffield United captain will play for free!

Striker Sharp scored 30 goals for his United last season, helping his boyhood club to the League One title.

But despite finding the net eight times in 20 Championship outings since then, Sharp has fallen out of favour in recent weeks.

That prompted the Sun newspaper to report on Sunday that the 31-year-old is attracting interest from Bradford, whose boss was on Sheffield United's books when Sharp was coming through at Bramall Lane.

Francis Jeffers of Arsenal is tackled by Stuart McCall of Sheffield United during the FA Cup Semi-Final match held on April 13, 2003 at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Arsenal won...

But when asked about the speculation on Monday, McCall played down the Bantams' chances.

He replied: "Yeah, I think we've got a really good chance of getting Billy - if he'll come and play for nowt!

"Again, I don't like talking about other people's players. Billy Sharp is a top player, I'm sure he'll still have a major part to play in Chris [Wilder]'s Sheffield United, and I think the finances would put us out of it.

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield,...

"I think anyone in our division would love a Billy Sharp. But as I said, I think Sheffield United value him dearly and he'll play a big part in helping them to get promotion I'm sure."

McCall did, however, admit that he is looking to sign a like-for-like alternative to Bradford top scorer Charlie Wyke, should the target man suffer an injury between now and the end of the season.

Wyke is also said to have interest from higher division clubs this month, although McCall has told Sky Sports it would take an offer of £5 million to prise the 25-year-old away from Valley Parade.

Charlie Wyke of Bradford City attempts to control the ball under pressure from Aaron Pierre of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Bradford...

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