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Reported Sheffield United target Alexander Sorloth responds to transfer speculation

Sheffield United are interested in Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth, according to Fotomac.

Sorloth is currently impressing on loan at Trabzonspor having scored 24 goals in 35 appearances so far this season.

A Blades scout was apparently present at the 5-2 Super Lig match victory over Caykur Rizespor on Saturday. Representatives from Manchester United, RB Leipzig and Sevilla were also in attendance.

However, it was also said that they were watching goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. Cakir has already been linked with a move to Bramall Lane.

With Fotospor reporting Brighton and Hove Albion and Newcastle United are among the other sides interested in Sorloth, the 24-year-old has responded to the speculation.

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“I have seen the rumours, there are so many. I have read them and keep being sent information about teams that are interested,” the Norway international told Turkish-Football.

“However, I am only focused on Trabzonspor, there is a great team spirit here and we want to win the double. This is a great side, we play at the highest level and the team have really bonded together.

“It would be irresponsible and wrong to disrespectful to talk about transfers at this time. I am not going to do it, I am not getting involved, I am focused on the title race.”

Sorloth is midway through a two-year loan at Trabzonspor from Palace. The Turkish side also have the option to make the move permanent for £5.25m.

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The Blades currently have six strikers in their first team squad. Both Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie were club record signings this term. Meanwhile, Richairo Zivkovic joined on loan from Changchun Yatai with the option to buy.

Meanwhile, David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp were instrumental in their promotion from the Championship in 2018/19. However, they are both in their 30s and have been less influential this time around.

Finally, Leon Clarke remains at Bramall Lane, although the club were keen to move him on during the January transfer window.

Despite so many options, it’s likely that manager Chris Wilder will mix things up in the summer. It would be a huge surprise if all six remained at the beginning of next term.

Sorloth is still relatively young at 24 and is a full international for Norway, with 22 caps and six goals to date. The forward struggled to impress during his time in the Premier League with the Eagles, yet may still want to prove himself in the division.

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