Sheffield United have been linked with a move for Jonson Clarke-Harris in recent months, but Rangers and Steven Gerrard could now beat them to it.
Reports a couple of months ago suggested that Clarke-Harris had been identified as a potential signing for the Blades. His 33 goals for Peterborough last season caught the eye, with Paul Mitchell obviously impressed as well.
But if United do hold any interested in Clarke-Harris, then it looks like they’ll have Rangers to contend with. The Sun claims the Gers are keen on the forward, with West Brom, United, and CSKA Moscow also in the mix.
Any move for Clarke-Harris would cost around £6.25m, according to information we’ve already had on the striker.
However, at the moment, it seems unlikely United would be in the hunt for Clarke-Harris. His emergence as a target came before Slavisa Jokanovic was appointed. Further, the Blades also have around nine forwards on the books.
Without disrespect to Clarke-Harris, at the moment, he’s just not needed at Bramall Lane.
The Blades are well stocked with strikers who should do well at his level anyway. Of course, Clarke-Harris is a different option, but you’d assume a few would need to be sold to make way.
Peterborough will want to keep the former Rotherham man as well. They’ve sold so many down the years, that their fans would no doubt like to see someone stay put and help them in the Championship.
For now, it seems this one is dead in the water for United. Rangers, meanwhile, might make their move.
The big striker could say hello to John Lundstram while he’s there, too.