SHEFFIELD UNITED: Schlupp for the deal

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DANNY Wilson has confirmed his interest in Leicester City striker Jeffrey Schlupp.

As The Star first revealed last month, Sheffield United are monitoring the Ghana international’s situation at the King Power Stadium after sources close to Nigel Pearson’s side indicated he will be allowed to leave on loan.

Despite capturing John Cofie from Manchester United - although officials at Old Trafford have yet to process the relevant paperwork - Wilson remains keen to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new League One campaign.

“We would be interested in Jeffrey (if he was loaned) and I doubt we would be the only ones,” Wilson, the United manager, said.

“But what happens is entirely down to Leicester because he is their player.

“We would always look at someone of Jeffrey’s calibre.

“I haven’t made an enquiry for him this summer but I’m fairly relaxed about the situation, though, because they (Leicester) will know what it is.”

Wilson is understood to have approached City about the possibility of signing Schlupp midway through last season only for injury to scupper the transfer.

However, the teenager, who has also represented Germany at youth level, is now fully recovered from knee surgery.

Meanwhile, former Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has rejoined old Bramall Lane boss Neil Warnock by signing for Leeds after spending last season at QPR.