The agent of Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley has confirmed that both Sheffield United and Fulham are interested in the defender but he doesn’t think a move will happen in the current transfer window.
Colley is believed to have a release clause of €12m (£10.9m) but Cheikh Fall says that both Premier League teams are considering other targets first despite Sampdoria being keen on a sale. With very little time to get a deal over the line, he expects his player to stay in Italy:
“There is no news on the Omar Colley negotiation. At the moment I see his transfer to the Premier League as very difficult, almost impossible. The hottest teams remain Sheffield United and Fulham, but Sampdoria wants the sale while the English clubs are focused more on other targets. There is also a problem related to the passport and the time to close the transfer is practically over.”
Earlier in the window, Colley had also been linked with the likes of Celtic, West Ham and Liverpool but the Gambian international’s price tag has seemingly put off any potential bidders, including the Blades.
With that being the case, it looks as though manager Chris Wilder is looking at other potential alternatives with Huddersfield’s Terence Kongolo having also been targeted. However, concerns over a foot injury have put a move for the Dutch international in doubt.