Ghanian Trio on Wanted List

Last updated : 10 November 2006 By @blades_mad1889

Midfielder Stephen Appiah, 25 is a target for Blades boss Neil Warnock who wants to step up a gear in the January transfer market by brining on quality players.

He started his career with Heart of Oak (Ghana) at the age of 15 and has since played with top clubs in the form of Udinese, AC Parma, Juventus (all Italy) and is now registered with Turkish side Fenerbache.

During his career to date Appiah has played some 243 competitive games whilst scoring 25 goals. This not adding to the 49 gaps and 12 goals earned for his Country.

Fenerbache paid Juventus £5,530,000 for his services and would be unlikely to sign for the Blades unless the Turksh side were looking to sell on at a quick and affordable price.

Meanwhile the South Yorkshire side are also interested in striker Gyan Asamoah, 21 and Defender Shilla Illiasu Alhassan, 24 from Udinese and FC Moscow (Russia).

Asaamoah was sent off during the 2006 World Cup against Brazil when he received two yellow cards in the game. Meanwhile Illiasu has previously had a trial with Blackburn Rovers but wasn't successful.

Both players are likely targets and is believed that each will join the Blades for a figure around the £1,000,000 mark.