According to a report from the Sun (6 September, page 61), alleged West Ham and Rangers target John Lundstram intends to see out his contract at Sheffield United.
The Sheffield Star claimed at the end of last month that Hammers boss David Moyes and Gers manager Steven Gerrard both want to prise the Blades ace away from Bramall Lane.
West Ham and Rangers could both do with more bodies in central midfield.
But it seems as though Lundstram won’t be rocking up at the London Stadium or Ibrox just yet.
The Sun claims that the 26-year-old Sheffield United man intends to see out his contract with Chris Wilder’s side before leaving on a free transfer next summer. It is also claimed that Lundstram would then demand a ‘bumper’ package from whichever team signs him.
Lundstram joined Sheffield United in the summer of 2017 from Oxford United. And he has gone on to be a real hit for Chris Wilder at Bramall Lane.
The 26-year-old played a key role for the Blades this season, racking up five goals and three assists in 34 Premier League games (Transfermarkt).
He is an incredibly hard working midfielder, and would fit right in at either West Ham or Rangers.
Whether the Hammers or the Gers will be prepared to offer Lundstram such a lucrative contract, however, remains to be seen.
Much will depend on how the 26-year-old performs for the Blades this season, and whether West Ham or Rangers think that he will be worth the large salary.