Leeds United: ‘Multiple clubs’ are interested in hitman Sharp - Rosler

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Uwe Rosler has confirmed that multiple clubs are chasing Leeds United striker Billy Sharp.

The Elland Road boss said Sharp was one of a number of Leeds players who have attracted interest but declined to say if he planned to keep the forward at Elland Road.

Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic are both in the hunt for Sharp’s signature and the 29-year-old’s future is unclear following the arrival at Leeds of strikers Chris Wood and Lee Erwin.

Sharp has a year left on the contract he agreed with United last summer and Rosler said: “There is some interest there. Not only from the clubs who are mentioned but also from other clubs.

“There’s interest in one or two players but they’re Leeds United players and they’re showing a great attitude.

“I’m happy with every player I have in my squad.

“He (Sharp) has a lot of experience. He’s a proven goalscorer and we have a number of strikers.

“He’s under contract with us. When other clubs are interested in players they have to talk to (owner Massimo) Cellino. Then we’ll see if it’s possible or not possible to keep them or let them go. That’s where we are.”

Sheffield United were rumoured to have had a £500,000 bid for Sharp accepted by Leeds on Wednesday morning, a claim which sources at Elland Road denied.

The forward has trained with Leeds throughout this week and is due to play in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly at Harrogate Town.