Rangers are the latest side to show interest in signing Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram, reports the Athletic.
Lundstram has now entered the final year of his current contract at Bramall Lane and the club do not want to lose him on a free transfer next summer.
Negotiations about a new deal have been ongoing with the 26-year-old for some time. Yet no agreement has been reached and manager Chris Wilder has run out of patience.
Therefore, unless Lundstram changes his mind and puts pen to paper, the Blades are looking to sell the former England Under-20 international during this window.
Gers are said to be “following the situation closely” ahead of a possible approach.
Who else is interested in John Lundstram as well as Rangers?
It was previously reported that four Premier League sides are also keen on Lundstram. It’s now been confirmed that two of those are Burnley and West Ham United.
Brighton and Hove Albion have also shown interest in the past and could well remain among the potential suitors.
Wilder is already looking to who can replace Lundstram, with two bids for John Swift having been rejected by Reading.
Not that there has been a fallout between the two parties. But there is a strict wage structure at United and they will not be breaking that to keep Lundstram.
Especially as they recover from the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with losses of £20m expected.
If Lundstram changes his mind then Wilder is happy to welcome him back into his squad. However, until then the Everton academy product has been placed on the transfer list.
How much the Blades want for Lundstram is unclear, although his value will have risen after an impressive 2019/20 season. He scored five goals and provided three assists from midfield last term.
Yet Lundstram is also in the last 12 months of his contract, which will affect United’s bargaining power.
Either way, chances are he won’t be in South Yorkshire much longer.