Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed that no club has made an approach for midfielder John Lundstram. The 26-year-old has less than twelve months remaining on his current contract and has been stalling on signing a new deal.
Rangers, West Ham and Brighton are said to be interested in signing the player but Wilder has stated he has no qualms about keeping the Englishman and allowing him to leave on a free transfer next summer:
“He still hasn’t signed a contract but that could change at any time if somebody comes in for him. As far as I am concerned he’s a Sheffield United player until the end of his contract. If it’s his decision to run his contract down then it’s his decision, no ill-feeling.”
The Light Blues are on the lookout for a new midfielder, with manager Steven Gerrard having stated on more than one occasion that it is an area he is keen to strengthen before the transfer window closes.
Lundstram’s standoff with Sheffield United appears to be over his salary demands and it is debatable whether the Gers would be able to offer a higher wage than an English Premier League club.
It is believed Gerrard is looking at other potential options, with reports in Russia today suggesting that they could be targeting Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Daler Kuzyaev.