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Leeds and Derby alerted as Donny fail to land Blades striker

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Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp is heading for talks with the Blades over his future after Doncaster's failed bid to sign him alerted several other clubs.

Sharp scored 15 goals in 33 appearances while on loan at Rovers last season, but the Blades have turned down their club record £650,000 offer and now Leeds and Derby have reportedly joined the race for his signature.

The 24-year-old, valued at £1million by the Blades, told Press Association Sport: "I've just got back from my holiday, but I've heard Donny's offer was turned down.

"I'll speak to Sheffield United and we'll take it from there. I know they wanted a bit more than was offered, but until I've spoken to them I'm not certain what's happening."

He added: "I spoke to the chairman at Doncaster and he told me he would do his best to get me there.

"I've not heard anything from Leeds. I heard about the rumours linking me with them in January but I wanted to stay at Doncaster and finish what I had started. But now I'm not sure what will happen."

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