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Everton and Valencia amongst group of clubs keen on potential swoop for Sheffield United target as valuation set

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The likes of Everton, Valencia, Real Sociedad and Lille are amongst a group of sides that are potentially interested in battling Sheffield United for AS Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen before the window closes, according to Expressen.

Sheffield United are in need of bringing a new goalkeeper into their squad ahead of the transfer deadline with Aaron Ramsdale having left Bramall Lane for Arsenal.

The Blades have been linked with a potential move for Olsen with the Sweden international potentially set to be available for a move away from Roma before the window shuts.

It has been reported that Olsen is wanting to wait and see if he gets other options on the table in terms of new clubs he can move to before deciding whether to commit to a move to Sheffield United. Those reports added that the Blades are waiting for the keeper to come to a decision.

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The latest report from Swedish outlet Expressen reveals that the likes of Everton, Valencia, Real Sociedad and French champions Lille have all been interested in a potential loan move for Olsen this summer.

However, the report adds that Roma are preferring to sell Olsen rather than loan him out. The report add that they would be looking for a fee of around 50 million kroner (£5.8 million) for him.

The verdict

This is a major potential blow for Sheffield United and their hopes of securing a deal with Roma for Olsen to try and replace Ramsdale.

The Blades now appear to be facing competition from a host of sides in Europe that would have to be seen as attractive propositions for the Sweden international.

Olsen spent time out on loan with Everton last season and therefore a potential return to Goodison Park might be something that is appealing to him.

However, the Toffees still have Jordan Pickford and have also added Asmir Begovic to their squad this summer so they might not need him back.

Sheffield United have to bring in a new keeper to replace Ramsdale, and they can not afford to be waiting around for Olsen to make up his mind over where he wants to move to.

The Blades will need to have other alternatives in mind who they can move for quickly if this move breaks down.

The Blades might also not want to pay as much as £5.8 million for Olsen and therefore Roma’s potential valuation might prove to be an issue for them.

Having said that the keeper is someone that has a lot of quality and experience and he could be an ideal player to bring into the club if they can get this deal over the line.


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