Ex-Sheffield United ace axed by club as Liverpool face competition over £36m deal

Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Sheffield United head into Christmas Day bottom of the Premier League table with a busy few weeks to follow.

As well as the relentless fixture schedule, the Blades also have the January transfer window to consider, which opens a week on Friday.

Chris Wilder has spoken of his desire to strengthen in the winter market as he battles to keep his boyhood club in the top-flight.

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Sunday afternoon’s 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion will give Wilder hope that an upturn in form is just around the corner.

As always, we’re sharing the latest news and gossip from around the web – scroll down to see the latest:

Leicester City want to sign Celtic winger Ryan Christie, while Leeds United, Newcastle United and Southampton are also keen. (90min)

Leeds United have negotiated an agreement worth more than £10million to sign Jack Harrison permanently from Manchester City. (Football Insider)

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Crystal Palace are favourites to sign Reading star Michael Olise, though Leeds United remain in the hunt for the midfielder. (Sunday People via TBR)

Tottenham Hotspur are leading Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace in the chase for Demari Gray, who can leave Leicester City in January. (90min)

Real Madrid have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the battle to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, who could cost around £36million. (Defensa Central via TalkSPORT)

Brighton boss Graham Potter is eyeing a reunion with Dan James on loan. The winger has told friends he’d be happy to play for Potter again after their spell at Swansea together. (The Sun)

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Burnley have been monitoring Phil Jones’ situation at Manchester United since the summer, but will only make a move if James Tarkowski is sold. (Daily Star)

Meanwhile, Jones is a loan target for both West Brom and Derby County with the Red Devils prepared to pay a considerable proportion of his £120,000-a-week wages to facilitate a deal.

Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has been axed by Fleetwood Town due to his “discipline and behaviour”, according to manager Joey Barton. (BBC Lancashire)