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Report: Derby County make approach for Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp

A fresh report from Football Insider has claimed that Derby County want to sign Sheffield United skipper, Billy Sharp.

The article claims that the Rams have asked about taking Sharp on a late January deal. It is claimed the Championship outfit are awaiting a response from the Blades and Chris Wilder.

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Wayne Rooney is clearly keen to strengthen his ranks at Derby. The former Man United man was appointed permanent manager this month, hanging up his boots in the process.

However, funds are tight at Derby and a takeover is surely needed for them to fund any sort of move in the January window.

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Meanwhile, Sharp has played the last few games for the Blades. He scored the winner against Newcastle before being on hand to score and set one up against Plymouth last weekend.

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Sharp, 35, has had to make do with a bit-part role in the Premier League. He is, however, proven in the Championship.

Derby want Billy Sharp – Surely Wilder won’t allow this to happen?

Despite his age and the fact the Blades do have options in attack, Sharp is one of the only ones scoring. He’s also coming into some sort of form.

Further, United have a number of injuries and it’s hard to see Wilder allowing anyone out this window. Especially amid reports of the board apparently cutting funds for any incomings.

Allowing Sharp to go at this moment in time seems like something that simply won’t happen.

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