The Blades could be given a free path to try and sign Nottingham Forest man, Matty Cash after it emerged West Ham are no longer in the running.

The Examiner (Yorkshire Live), claims that the Hammers have now pulled away from the situation when it comes to landing Cash, potentially freeing up Chris Wilder’s men for a free shot.

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The Blades have already seen a reported £10m bid rejected by Forest for the versatile star. However, it is expected that United will return with another bid as they look to improve the squad.

23-year-old Cash made the right-back slot his own last season for Forest. And with Kieron Freeman on his way out of Bramall Lane, it appears Wilder is aiming to provide proper competition for George Baldock this year.

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Furthermore, Cash can also slot into midfield or play as a winger if needed. That, of course, gives the Blades gaffer much-needed versatility heading into his second season as a PL manager.

Forest will no doubt reject but this is good news for United – Our View

It’s hard to see Forest accepting the bid United go back with. Not because it won’t be good enough, but more because the Reds will want to start some sort of scramble for their man.

However, with West Ham out of the picture, it might play into United’s hands a bit more. We can be more conservative with our bidding and not worry about being blown out of the water.

It hinders Forest too if there is only one suitor. It could, then, be a case of who blinks first when it comes to getting a deal for Matty Cash over the line.

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