Since before the transfer window began, Sheffield United’s Ismaila Coulibaly has been trying to leave Bramall Lane to go to AIK in Sweden.

The midfielder was said to be doing everything to get his move to the Allsvenskan, but nothing concrete appears to have materialised just yet.

Chris Wilder’s recent comments that Coulibaly could be loaned away from Sheffield United this January were certainly music to the ears of AIK, with their director of football, Thomas Bernsten, speaking to Fotbollskanalen about it on Tuesday.

Asked whether the midfielder could be loaned to the Swedish side, the transfer man was quite coy about his chances of landing the 23-year-old.

He said: “Ismaila is a player I know well. If he ends up at AIK, it would be good, but I think that there are quite a few others clubs that are in the picture, and we have a challenge with our foreigner quota, so we’ll see. There are probably many clubs involved.”

Prior reports stated the Sheffield United player only had eyes for AIK, although Bernsten’s comments suggest that no longer may be the case.

One to keep an eye on, as this could be a very late exit, all depending on whether the Swedish side can get rid of a foreigner in the next few days.