Blades fear bids for in-form Ched

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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has warned rivals clubs could attempt to lure Ched Evans away from Bramall Lane during next month’s transfer window.

But, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup tie with Torquay, Wilson insisted he does not expect the Wales international to engineer a move after scoring nine goals in his last 15 outings.

Wilson said: “Of course people are going to take notice of what he’s doing. I’m sure they always have been.

“But I think Ched is enjoying his football, he’s got the admiration of the fans and he’s turning in to their hero so why would he want to go elsewhere?”

Ipswich Town and Cardiff City were among those clubs considering bids for Evans earlier this summer before the 22-year-old’s well-publicised legal difficulties persuaded them to look elsewhere.

However, it has not gone unnoticed that the £3 million signing from Manchester City’s personal problems have failed to cast a shadow over his professional life.

Although a full transfer seems unlikely, some observers have suggested that Evans’ admirers could attempt to capture him on loan when the market re-opens with a view to a more permanent arrangement at a later date.

Wilson said: “Ched has been awesome lately but that is why the club paid that sort of money for him.”

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