Sheffield United eye move for Coventry City striker Leon Clarke
Sheffield United are lining up a new move for Coventry City striker Leon Clarke, Sky Sports understands.
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Last Updated: 12/09/13 9:51am
The Blades tried to sign Clarke before the transfer window closed, but saw their enquiry for the 28-year-old rejected by Coventry.
However, United are now ready to rekindle their interest in Clarke and they have money to do the deal following the recent investment into the club by Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad.
Clarke, who joined Coventry last January, has impressed for the Sky Blues - he scored 10 goals last season, and has already netted four times this term.
United boss David Weir is desperate to bolster his attacking options as his side have struggled in front of goal so far this season, and he has identified Clarke as his top target.
Coventry are reluctant to lose Clarke, but United are now ready to test their resolve to hang onto the striker with a loan move with a view to a permanent deal.