Chris Wilder dismisses “strange” transfer links

Chris Wilder has downplayed speculations linking Sheffield United to a deal for Ryan Kent, dismissing as “strange” the claims made by Cardiff City manager that the Blades had extended an offer to the former Rangers and Liverpool player.

Kent, currently with Turkish club Fenerbahce, has been rumoured for a potential exit in this transfer window due to his challenges securing a regular spot since his move from Ibrox in the summer.

Championship clubs Hull City and Cardiff City have been suggested as potential destinations for the 27-year-old in this window. The president of another interested club, Turkish Super Lig rivals Samsunspor, disclosed that Kent has “serious suitors” in England. Chris Wilder has previously shown interest in Kent, dating back to his early days at Sheffield United when Kent was still at Anfield.

Despite recent claims by Cardiff boss Erol Bulut that the Blades had made an offer for Kent, Wilder seems to be downplaying such speculation.

Describing the situation as “strange”. He added: “I saw that, I’ve come across that one. I don’t know whether it’s the Turkish connection with Fenerbahce or someone’s after moving a player on, but it’s nothing we’ve been interested in,” via Rob Staton.

It did seem strange given the recent acquisition of Ben Brereton-Diaz, who is likely to feature as a left-winger or down the middle in a two.

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