Sheffield United are apparently keen on signing Nottingham Forest winger Matty Cash, although the deal is looking an increasingly difficult one to get over the line.
Reports this week claimed that a number of clubs are now monitoring the situation surrounding Cash, with the Sheffield Star citing AC Milan, Aston Villa, and Leeds as all holding interest.
However, it is United who seems to have made the first move for the Forest star. The Nottingham Post reported details of the Blades bid, said to be just £6m up-front and with another £4m in add-ons.
Frankly, that sort of money is not going to get it done, with Forest looking for at least £15m or a deal involving a player going the other way at a minimum.
So, with so many interested, United – or more importantly, Chris Wilder – might have to work his magic.
Wilder has the touch when needed, we could win the race for Cash easily
There is no doubt in our minds here on this site that Wilder has a certain draw about him and an ‘X-Factor’ when it comes to being able to sign players.
He did it the other season when he landed Gary Madine out of nowhere, while one of his biggest and best masterstrokes was getting Ollie Norwood in the building. Since then, we’ve seen Wilder have big influences on deals for Sander Berge, Oli McBurnie, and apparently, the incoming transfer of John Swift.
So, here’s hoping that Wilder can pull another one out of the bag if Forest does eventually begin to accept offers.
He’s fighting some big names in AC Milan and Leeds but, in true Wilder fashion, he’ll fancy his chances of convincing Cash that Bramall Lane is indeed the club for him.