Billy Sharp: Sheffield United open to offers for record scorer

Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest both interested in striker

Image: Billy Sharp has started one league game this season

Sheffield United's record goalscorer Billy Sharp will be allowed to leave Bramall Lane in the January transfer window - if he wants to move.

Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest have both enquired as to whether the Blades' captain would be available this month.

Forest have also enquired about Brighton striker Glen Murray, Sky Sports News has been told.

The veteran marksman, 33, has only started one league game this campaign and is keen to secure more game time, although importantly, he has not asked to leave his beloved Blades.

Sharp has scored 228 league goals in the past 11 seasons and scored the club's first goal back in the Premier League in their 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on the opening day of the season.

Image: Glenn Murray is attracting interest from Nottingham Forest

Sharp's striking partner Leon Clarke along with defenders Richard Stearman and Kean Bryan are all expected to leave the club in the next month.

Sharp has made a total of 187 appearances for the Blades in three spells at the club.

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Sharp's potential arrival at Middlesbrough would prompt the departure of a striker, most likely Britt Assombalonga, with Boro already having Ashley Fletcher, Rudy Gestede and Lukas Nmecha to call on.

How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports

Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.

Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day's news with The Transfer Show.

Meanwhile, the Transfer Talk podcast will also be back at the turn of the year with more expert analysis from here and across the continent.

And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don't miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.

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