Sheffield United have been mentioned as an English club interetsed in signing Genoa’s Ivorian forward Christian Kouame. The 21-year-old only moved to the Italian Serie A outfit from second-tier side Cittadella last summer and went on to score four goals and chip in with six assists in 38 league appearances.
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Kouame’s form has resulted in speculation linking him with a host of clubs with Bologna believed to be leading the chase to keep him in Italy’s top flight. However, Gazzetta dello Sport have reported ‘Sheffield’ as a club which wants to sign Kouame with it presumed to be the Premier League new-boys United and not their Championship neighbours, Wednesday.
The Blades are definitely in the market for a new younger striker, but whether they would risk paying a club-record 15million euros for Kouame remains to be seen.