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Report: Sheffield United striker Lys Mousset being monitored by CSKA Moscow

Sheffield United striker, Lys Mousset, is apparently on the radar of Russian giants, CSKA Moscow, according to the Sun.

The Frenchman has struggled to get going this season due to injury. He’s also been involved in an off the field issue involving a big car crash, which hasn’t helped proceedings.

However, his form last season left a big impression and according to Sunday’s print version of The Sun (p57, 31/01), CSKA are eyeing a move for Mousset in this window.

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Although the English transfer window slams shut tomorrow, the Russian one runs until February.

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The report claims Mousset is among a number of players not keen on seeing their salaries halved if the Blades are relegated. And with United struggling to get a tune from Mousset this season, Chris Wilder may be tempted into recouping some of the £10m he spent on him.

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Wilder has already said he doesn’t wany anyone to leave while he’s also suggested nobody is coming in either.

However, by February, United might have a few names back in the squad and if the Russians do put in a healthy bid, it might tempt the Blades board into doing a bit of business to boost the coffers.

Mousset, on his day, is one of our best players. But those days haven’t come often enough and he does have a nasty habit of picking up injuries.

Regardless of that, a move at this very moment seems unlikely given Wilder will be wanting everyone possible available for the run-in.

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