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No bids received for Shankland, United boss Mellon insists

The prolific forward has been linked with a summer transfer.

No bids received for Shankland, United boss Mellon insists SNS

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon insists the club has had no offers or enquiries about signing Lawrence Shankland.

The Scotland striker was linked this week with a move to France, with a report claiming that he had been the subject of a £2.5m bid from Guingamp.

Mellon dismissed that claim, saying there had been no discussion with any other clubs about selling the forward.

“I’m not lying,” he said. “We’ve had no contact. Nor has the sporting director Tony Asghar and nor have I.

“I am pleased that people are looking at Lawrence Shankland and saying he’s a good player as he deserves to be spoken like that.

“He’s got a wee niggly injury at the minute.

“But I’m going to be really sincere and say we’ve had no contact.

“I’d certainly be one of the first to know if that did happen so I can be really clear that I’ve spoken to Tony Asghar this morning and we’ve had no contact.”

Shankland scored 24 goals last season as United earned promotion to the top flight, and the 25-year old also broke into the Scotland squad. The striker has only managed 90 minutes of Premiership football so far after he picked up an ankle injury.