Sheffield United are one of a host of clubs who are interested in signing former England international Fabian Delph, according to a new transfer rumour.
The Lowdown: Delph without a club
The 32-year-old departed Everton at the end of last season, with his contract expiring and a new deal not coming his way.
Delph failed to find a new club during the summer transfer window but he is still on the lookout for a fresh challenge during the autumn years of his career.
A move to the Championship could be on the cards, which is where the Blades come into play.
The Latest: Blades eye up move
According to Football League World, United are looking at a potential move for Delph, seeing him as someone who can aid their promotion push this season.
They are far from alone in showing an interest, however, with Middlesbrough, Sunderland, West Brom, Reading and Rangers all thought to be in the mix, too.
The Verdict: Shrewd free signing
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For that reason, he could be the ideal man for the Blades to bring in for the rest of the season, not necessarily starting every match but proving to be an influential part of the dressing room and someone who can produce mature cameos and manage games.
Delph has been described as ‘outstanding’ by Pep Guardiola in the past, which says a lot about his ability, and bringing him on a free would be exciting given his pedigree. If it doesn’t work out, it’s not as though a big fee will have been wasted on him.
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