Sheffield United could revive a move for Montreal Impact midfielder Ismael Kone in October, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Blades agreed to pay £4.5m for the Canadian just before the transfer window closed but the deal was not finalised after Sander Berge‘s switch to Club Brugge collapsed. Romano now says that negotiations could restart next month when the MLS season comes to an end:
Sheffield United are expected to be back in October to try and close Ismael Kone deal for January. It collapsed on Deadline Day after Sander Berge was not sold to Club Brugge. 🇨🇦 #transfers
There will be competition, especially from Bundesliga clubs. pic.twitter.com/1b5IEeIv4R
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 4, 2022
As Romano points out, though, there could be more competition for Kone’s signature in January, even if United do press ahead with talks to snap up the player on a permanent basis soon.
The 20-year-old may see a move to the Bundesliga as more beneficial for his career. If United remain in contention for automatic promotion, though, they could present him with the tantalising prospect of playing Premier League football next season. We shall see how this transfer story develops in the coming weeks.