Saunders ‘does not think’ Sharp will stay

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Dean Saunders has admitted he believes Billy Sharp will depart Doncaster Rovers in January.

Saunders remains hopeful of convincing the striker to remain at the Keepmoat but believes he faces a losing battle.

He said: “If I was being honest, I don’t think he’ll be here at the end of January.

“I hope he stays for obvious reasons – he’s scored ten goals in 16 games for me.”

Saunders confirmed a bid had been a rejected but would not name the interested club – reported elsewhere to be Leicester City.

He said: “We’ve had a bid that’s not been accepted.

“Anybody who scores goals is going to attract attention, I know I look at players in the leagues below.”

Southampton, Ipswich Town, Hull City, West Ham United and Wigan Athletic are among the clubs reportedly interested in Sharp.