By Craig Scott

27th Jan, 2020 | 7:00pm

Leeds would have to bid £6m to sign £10k-a-wk midfielder on radar - report

Leeds United would have to table a bid worth around £6million to convince Sheffield United to sell Luke Freeman, according to the Star.

The Sheffield-based newspaper claims that Leeds and Nottingham Forest are interested in signing the 27-year-old midfielder before the January transfer window slams shut on Friday.

However it is understood that Blades boss Chris Wilder is happy with what he has seen from Freeman and is unlikely to sell him this week unless that £6million valuation is matched.

Sheffield United signed Freeman from QPR in the summer for £5million after he impressed in the 2018/19 Championship season.

On January 5, the Sun on Sunday reported [print edition, page 61] that Leeds had been planning a shock deal to sign the former Bristol City player and that both clubs had hoped to strike an agreement.

However, unless can cough up £6million, it now seems very unlikely.

It is a shame that Leeds are probably not going to sign Freeman because Marcelo Bielsa could do with more options to choose from in his midfield.

The £10,000-a-week [Spotrac] midfielder may not have played much for Sheffield United since moving to Bramall Lane but he’s still done well there to impress Wilder amid the Blades’ strong season.

In other Leeds United news, David Prutton is excited by this player’s arrival at Elland Road.