Sheffield United will not be signing Sampdoria defender, Omar Colley, after the Gambian signed a new contract in Italy.

The Blades have been linked with a move for Colley for a number of months now, with Chris Wilder keen to address the issues at left centre-back.

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However, the defender has opted to commit his future to the Italian giants, with OneFootball reporting that Colley has agreed to terms on a new contract until 2025.

The news will be another blow for United, who had been hoping to act swiftly in the market this January. Jesse Lingard is also looking increasingly unlikely to sign, while Ben Davies of Preston is apparently unsure on a switch to Bramall Lane too.

Colley, who has 25 caps for his country, was thought to be keen on a move to England but has clearly had a change of heart and committed to Sampdoria.

We move on…again

I hope it’s not a recurring theme in this transfer window but we already seem to be missing out on a number of targets.

How true the rumours were in linking Colley to United, only the club and player will know, but it does seem he was someone of genuine interest given the amount of speculation.

Nevertheless, United need to move on and it will be back to the drawing board for Wilder in his pursuit of January additions.

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