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Sheffield United sign Morrison on one-year-deal

Sheffield United have signed forward Ravel Morrison on a one-year contract. Credit: PA

Sheffield United have signed forward Ravel Morrison on a one-year contract.

Former Manchester United prodigy Morrison, 26, impressed Blades boss Chris Wilder during a trial after leaving Swedish side Ostersund and has the option to extend his stay at Bramall Lane.

"Ravel is an undoubted talent and we are delighted that we have put together a deal that suits all parties," said Wilder. "I've spoken to a number of people about him and it is clear that he has serious ability.

"We are getting a fantastic footballer with a tremendous pedigree and this is a great opportunity for Rav, we believe we can help him get back to the level he wants to be."

Sheffield Wednesday to be put up for sale

Sheffield Wednesday's form has alarmingly taken a nosedive. Credit: PA

Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has told fans he is putting the Championship club up for sale.

Speaking at a fans' forum on Wednesday night, Chansiri said he believed there was plenty of interest in the club despite off-field problems which saw Owls placed under a transfer embargo for much of the summer.

"I will put this club on the market and I believe many people will want to buy," Chansiri said.

The Thai businessman bought the club in early 2015 from Milan Mandaric, and the early signs were promising as they finished in the Championship play-off places in his first two full seasons.

But they fell short of promotion to the Premier League and could only manage 15th place last season.

They sit 18th in the current table with 24 points from 22 games, and fans have begun to turn against coach Jos Luhukay.

The transfer embargo, which lasted from April to August, followed breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

The Football League's FFP rules do not permit clubs to post losses of more than £39million over three years. The latest figures show Wednesday lost over £20million in 2016-17.

Chansiri told fans the club still needed to "solve" FFP and he could not make any promises ahead of the January transfer window, but insisted he would remain continue to do his best for the club until a new owner comes in.

"We have problems with FFP, so it is hard but we will try our best," he said. "With January in mind, I cannot answer what we can do right now. The important thing for me is to solve FFP...

"One day you will have a new owner but while I am your chairman I will do my very best and never do anything to damage this wonderful club."


Sheffield United snap up Liverpool's Woodburn on loan

Woodburn is highly thought of by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. Credit: PA

Sheffield United have announced the signing of Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn on a season-long loan deal.

Woodburn, who became the Reds' youngest-ever scorer when he netted in an EFL Cup win against Leeds aged 17 in November 2016, has made 11 appearances for the club and also played seven times and scored one goal for Wales.

Blades boss Chris Wilder said of the 18-year-old on the Championship outfit's official website: "Ben is a great signing for us, he is an exciting player with undoubted quality.

"He's been involved with Liverpool throughout their pre-season and I'm delighted they've trusted us with one of their outstanding young prospects, who is a full international as a teenager.

"It's his first loan move and I'm sure it will be a great one for all parties. He makes goals and scores goals with both feet, he can play in a couple of attacking positions and gives us flexibility at the top of the pitch."

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