Reported summer Premier League Rangers target John Lundstram can leave Sheffield United in January as his contract runs down at Bramall Lane, according to a report.
The Star claim that the box-to-box midfielder – who is also being tailed by the likes of Burnley and Crystal Palace – has failed to agree terms on a new deal.
That’s despite the Premier League side coming back with improved terms for the ex-Everton youth midfielder.
The Star report believes that Sheffield United will now “reluctantly” listen to offers in January otherwise they risk losing the powerful midfielder for nothing when his contract expires in the summer.
Rangers were first linked to Lundstram in the summer by The Athletic as the Ibrox club looked to plug a midfield gap in the squad with a box-to-box midfielder.
That report also claimed the likes of West Ham and Brighton were monitoring the player’s situation, with Lundstram an important part of the Sheffield United team who earned a 9th place finish last season.
A product of Everton’s youth academy, Lundstram impressed for Sheffield United last campaign, scoring five goals and laying on three assists in 26 starts.
So far this season Lundstram has started six matches for Chris Wilder’s side, who are yet to pick up a win in the Premier League this season.
However, it remains to be seen if Rangers would consider a January move with their squad in its current state.
The Ibrox side opted to secure a loan deal for South African midfielder Bongani Zungu from Amiens on transfer deadline day and are now well-stocked in the midfield area.