Chris Wilder has confirmed that Billy Sharp will not be moving on this month despite interest from Derby County, according to Yorkshire Live.
Reports from Football Insider emerged in recent days claiming that the Rams were interested in making a move for the Sheffield United frontman before the end of the January transfer window.
It’s claimed that Wayne Rooney’s side even made an offer for the 34-year-old, however this move was turned down by the Premier League side.
Derby are clearly desperate to bring in an experienced attacker to see them through the rest of the season, and thought Sharp was the ideal man to bring in on a short-term basis.
The Sheffield United favourite has endured a frustrating season so far having started just three matches in the Premier League this term, meaning that a move away from the club was always going to be a possibility.
But speaking after the 2-1 victory over Manchester United, Blades’ manager Chris Wilder issued a no-nonsense response to the speculation as he deals with an injury crisis at Bramall Lane.
Asked about the interest in his players, as quoted by Yorkshire Live, Wilder said: “Look at the bench, how can we? (allow anyone to leave).”
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This is a real blow for Derby County.
Billy Sharp is a player who knows the Championship very well and the addition of the player would have been a huge boost for Wayne Rooney’s side.
However with Sheffield United clearly not keen to lose him, it seems that the Rams will need to look elsewhere.