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Report: Sheffield United remain keen on Omar Colley, missed out in October

Sheffield United’s hunt to replace Jack O’Connell could see them move for Sampdoria defender, Omar Colley, according to reports.

Ekrem Konur, who is a specialist journalist in Turkish football, claims that Fenerbahce want to sign Colley. However, he also claims they’re being hindered by both United and Fulham, who remain keen on the Gambian.

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The Blades’ interest follows on from October, where it was claimed the club narrowly missed out on securing a deal for the Samdoria man.

Colley, 28, is a full international for Gambia, with 25 caps to his name and has also been a regular in Serie A. Crucially, Colley is a left-footed central defender, something Chris Wilder has been desperately looking for.

United have tried a host of different options there this season. Jack Robinson, Ethan Ampadu, Enda Stevens, and lately, Kean Bryan, all trying to fill O’Connell’s boots.

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Manager Wilder admitted this week that he is looking to bring in two loans in January. One will be from abroad, while United have another domestic loan to use alongside that of Ampadu.

Colley the ideal loan signing…on paper anyway

Not many will claim to know much about Omar Colley in English football but given the links in October and now, it seems he’s firmly on United’s radar.

On paper, Colley seems ideal. Experienced, a centre-back, and with a left foot. All things which tick the boxes Wilder is looking for in January.

Whether United can pip others to his signature remains to be seen, however.

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