Sheffield United have all but ruled out making a move to re-sign winger David Brooks from Bournemouth in the January transfer window, according to reports in the local media.
The Blades backed away from making a bid for the Wales international in October after learning that the Cherries had slapped a £40m asking price on the player.
Brooks’ sky-high valuation, combined with his wages which are believed to be around £60,000 to £70,000 a week, means the likelihood of United returning for the player in January is very low.
Bournemouth are not said to be in a rush to sell the 23-year-old as they see him playing a key role in helping them return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Brooks, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United over the past year, spent four years at Bramall Lane, before moving to the South Coast, but a return North looks to be out of the question.