Sheffield United had a £11m bid for potential Dean Henderson replacement, Ugurcan Cakir, rejected in January – according to Fotospor.
Trabzonspor turned down the offer for their goalkeeper because they are seeking closer to £25m. The Blades could return for Cakir in the summer if they are unable to re-sign Henderson.
The 22-year-old is currently on loan from Manchester United and it’s unknown where his future lies as things stand.
There has already been a report stating interest from Bramall Lane in Cakir. It said that Liverpool and Lille were also keeping tabs.
This latest one adds Everton, Southampton and Marseille to the list of interested parties. Apparently several scouts went to watch Cakir in action last weekend as Trabzonspor drew 2-2 with Besiktas in the Super Lig.
The 23-year-old is under contract until 2024.
Why Sheffield United may need a Henderson replacement
Henderson has been in superb form for the Blades since first joining them on loan from Man United in the summer of 2018.
The ‘keeper played every minute of their successful promotion season from the Championship, keeping the most clean sheets in the division and helping them to the joint best defensive record.
The South Yorkshire side managed to strike a similar deal for their first Premier League campaign in 12 years and once again Henderson has been hugely influential.
Only leaders Liverpool have conceded fewer league goals this term than the Blades – who are currently seventh in the table.
Manager Chris Wilder says talks have already begun over signing Henderson for a third successive year on loan. It’s also reported that Man United could be open to selling permanently, but with a buy-back clause included.
Henderson – who is expected to be included in England’s squad for Euro 2020 and could even be their number one – is valued at around £30m.
If a deal can’t be agreed then it seems Cakir is another option.