Duncan welcomes Sunderland link
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:59:00
Southampton striker Billy Sharp has denied reports that he has already agreed a move to Championship side Reading.
With Sharp seemingly not figuring in Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino's plans, speculation is rife that the 27-year-old will link up with former boss Nigel Adkins once again.
Reports suggest that a fee in the region of Â£1.2million has been agreed between the two clubs, and even that a medical had taken place, but Sharp insisted he knows nothing about it.
"Don't believe what you read. My loan's finished at Forest, I have two years left at Saints," Sharp said on Twitter.
"Just for the record, I haven't had no medical."
Sharp played a pivotal role in securing Saints promotion back to the Premier League, before joining Nottingham Forest on loan for the season.
Duncan is regarded as one of Ghana's most promising young players and has been compared Chelsea's Michael Essien.
A move to the Stadium of Light has been mooted this summer, and the 20-year-old is aware of the reported interest from Wearside.
Duncan said: "I am flattered by the interest of Sunderland. I know the scout of Sunderland has been watching me.
"To be honest, though, nothing has been done and Inter will have a big say if I leave Inter or not.
"Fans compare me with Essien and if I can have half of his career I will be very happy.
"He is the best midfielder ever in Ghana. He played box-to-box, could break play up and could dictate play at the same time."