Sheffield United have made a €20m bid for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir and are ready to give him a five-year deal at the club.
That’s according to NTV Spor, who say Chris Wilder’s side are the latest Premier League club to show their interest.
Cakir has been heavily linked with a move to England this summer having earned rave reviews in Turkey despite managing just four clean sheets in 40 appearances this season.
Reports yesterday claimed that Chelsea had won the race, having agreed to a €33m deal with Trabzonspor, a fee that would be a record-breaking transfer for a player leaving the Super Lig.
But now Sheffield United are seemingly ready to battle for his signature and have made a €20m bid.
NTV Spor claim they are ‘ready to pay’ that amount to sign him but are waiting for the end of the Turkish league season to sit down at the ‘negotiating table’ with the club’s board and the player’s manager.
However, the report also claims they have already offered the goalkeeper a five-year deal, so that would suggest there has already been some contact.
Sheffield United’s interest makes sense given they are likely to lose Dean Henderson this summer when his loan deal from Manchester United expires.
However, given that just yesterday it was reported Chelsea have agreed on a €33m deal, it seems unlikely that the Blades would then come in with a bid €13m lower.
What is likely is that Cakir will be leaving Turkey this summer, but it remains to be seen where his next destination will be.