Sheffield United have had a £12m bid to re-sign the goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale rejected by Bournemouth.
Chris Wilder is a big admirer of Ramsdale and believes the 22-year-old could fill the void left by Dean Henderson, who has returned to Manchester United after a second season’s loan.
Ramsdale, an England Under-21 international, joined Bournemouth from Sheffield United for £800,000 in 2017 and, after an impressive loan with AFC Wimbledon in League One last season, has blossomed into one of the country’s most exciting goalkeeping prospects. Bournemouth are reluctant to lose Ramsdale, arguably their player of the season as they were relegated to the Championship.
The bid is some way off Bournemouth’s valuation, with the club adamant they do not need to sell on the cheap. Jordan Pickford joined Everton following relegation with Sunderland for an initial £25m. Nathan Aké left Bournemouth for Manchester City in a £41m deal this week, and Callum Wilson and Joshua King are likely to depart.
Jason Tindall, Eddie Howe’s long-time assistant, is expected to be appointed as the club’s manager following Howe’s departure.