Sheffield United target Aaron Ramsdale will not be part of a Bournemouth fire-sale says Jason Tindall

New Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall insists there will be no fire-sale of his star players with Sheffield United considering a reunion with goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

The Cherries were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season. In 2016-17, they became the first team in the history of the Premier League to earn more than 90 per cent of their income from television money, the value of which went up in 2020-21, making them particularly vulnerable if, as is now the case, they dropped into the second tier.

Inevitably, then, clubs will try to pick off some of their best players.

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With doubts about if and how Dean Henderson will be made available for a third season-long loan, the Blades are reported to have had a bid in the region of £12m for their former goalkeeper Ramsdale turned down. Bournemouth's valuation is far higher and Tindall insists there will not be a fire-sale.

TARGET: Aaron Ramsdale is a possible alternative if goalkeeper Dean Henderson does not return to Sheffield United next seasonTARGET: Aaron Ramsdale is a possible alternative if goalkeeper Dean Henderson does not return to Sheffield United next season
TARGET: Aaron Ramsdale is a possible alternative if goalkeeper Dean Henderson does not return to Sheffield United next season

"I think with any club that's relegated from any division there's always that speculation with players leaving or being linked with other clubs,” he said in his first press conference as Eddie Howe's successor.

"It's no different to what's happened at this football club for probably the last three, four or five years.

"A number of our players are always being linked with moves away, you deal with that as and when it comes around.

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"I wouldn't be sitting here now if I didn't have assurances.

"If the club had said fire-sale, losing eight or nine players, I wouldn't be sitting here now."

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has acknowledged he has a big decision to make at the end of his club's season, which is continuing in the Europa League, over his goalkeepers.

David De Gea has been error-prone this season but has had his manager's public backing. Sergio Romero is a very reliable second choice but only has a year left on his contract and is said to be interesting a number of top clubs, including Leeds United.

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Henderson has made no secret of his ambition to be the Red Devils' No 1 goalkeeper, and his reluctance to return to Old Trafford as anything less. It has been suggested that he could be handed an improved contract, then offered back to the Blades, where he has been outstanding in two previous season-long loans, but that the cost to the Bramall Lane club would be significantly higher. Chelsea are also said to have shown an interest in the 23-year-old.

Ramsdale, who Sheffield United sold to Bournemouth for £1m in 2017, has emerged as a potential target, along with Trabzonspor's Ugurcan Cakir.

Bournemouth have already sold centre-back Nathan Ake to Manchester City for £41m, but Ramsdale is one of a number of other players who will be in demand after showing their worth in the Premier League.

Wales winger David Brooks is also likely to attract interest and whilst the Blades are not expected to make a move for the player, they do have a sell-on clause for their academy product, who moved south in an £11.5m move in January 2018. They are also entitled to a percentage of Ramsdale's next transfer fee, effectively making him cheaper for them than anyone else.

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