Younousse Sankharé’s dispute with Bordeaux is now over, and the player, who had been pushed to one side by manager Paulo Sousa, is free to do what he wants.

We have tried to keep on top of things, as both Cardiff City and Sheffield United were reportedly interested in the midfielder in the summer.

There was a dispute, one where lawyers had to get involved on both sides, but it’s all finally come to a close, and Sankharé is now a free agent.

Local French newspaper 20 Minutes broke the news on Wednesday, explaining that a number of sides around Europe were interested in the player, and while neither the Championship or the Premier League side are mentioned, that’s not to say the prospect of a free transfer won’t be enticing to them.

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However, things have changed at Cardiff City Stadium recently after Neil Warnock was sacked, and with no new full-time manager appointed as of yet, there might be a reluctance to jump into things with James Rowberry currently acting as inter.

As for Sheffield United, Chris Wilder has done a great job so far after gaining promotion to England’s top-tier in the summer with his side currently sitting fifth in the table after 12 games.

Perhaps a bit of added depth at midfield is just what he needs to ensure the second half of the season isn’t too taxing.

However, the Blades might have to wait for an answer if they do make a move, as 20 Minutes reckon Sankharé will wait until January 1st 2020 before making his mind up.