Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is still expected to complete a return to Sheffield United despite late interest from at least two other Premier League clubs – including Aston Villa.
talkSPORT understands Villa made an enquiry about the 22-year-old’s availability – but have since distanced themselves from any links with the player.
The relegated Cherries reluctantly accepted an £18.5million bid from the Blades over the weekend.
Ramsdale has already held talks over personal terms, where he’s asked for assurances that he’ll be the club’s number one for next season.
Sheffield United had an earlier bid of £12m rejected for Ramsdale.
Chris Wilder moved for the Bournemouth shot-stopper after Manchester United’s Dean Henderson returned to Old Trafford following his successful two-year loan spell.
Ramsdale started his professional career at Bramall Lane, making two first-team appearances, before departing for Bournemouth in 2017.
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Sheffield United had a 15 per cent sell-on included in the original deal for the talented England Under-21 international, but that will no longer be in effect if he returns to the Blades – where he started his professional career.
It is believed that Bournemouth have stipulated the same clause in this transfer.
Ramsdale, who made 37 Premier League appearances during a breakthrough campaign in 2019/20, has also spent time on loan at Chesterfield and Wimbledon.