Derby County will not be signing Billy Sharp this January, according to the latest reports from the Derby Telegraph.
Reports over the weekend claimed the Rams were making a serious attempt to sign Sharp. Derby are struggling down in 17th in the Championship. Phillip Cocu would, no doubt, see Sharp as someone who could add some much-needed goals to the ranks.
However, the latest report from the Derby Telegraph claims that there has been no contact between the two clubs as yet. That would, as it stands, appear put the blockers on a potential move for Sharp.
Sharp has struggled for game time this season, making only one start for the Blades all season.
With his lack of minutes, he has inevitably been linked with a number of clubs this January window. The likes of Celtic, Nottingham Forest, and Leeds, have all been credited with an interest in Sharp.
His manager Chris Wilder has previously said that he wants his captain to stay put. With the latest reports emerging today, it would appear that Sharp is going nowhere for now.
The rumours continue
It looks like this is one that could rumble on for some time this window. It’s inevitable that Sharp is going to be linked with clubs. Given his goalscoring record in the Championship, it’s little wonder clubs want to snap him up.
A lot could depend on if the Blades make their own move in January. If another striker comes through the door, you’d imagine Sharp might well fall further down the pecking order.
It might be at that point that Sharp decides his future lies elsewhere. He’s well into his 30s now and will still feel he has plenty to offer. Furthermore, there’s little doubt he would do the business in the second tier.
For now, though, it looks like Derby will not be the destination for Billy Sharp.