Andranik Teymourian to Sheffield?

Ali HContributor IMay 31, 2010

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08:  Andranik Teymourian of Fulham kicks the ball during the exhibition football match between Gold Coast United and Fulham FC at Skilled Stadium on July 8, 2009 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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SHEFFIELD UNITED has expressed interest in signing former Bolton and Fulham holding midfielder Andranik Teymourian on a free transfer.

It is believed that they are amongst many Championship rivals and Premier League clubs keen on snapping up the 27-year-old this summer, including Sam Allardyce, who is keen to re-unite with the player that he brought into the Premier while at the helm of the Bolton Wanderers.

The Iranian International arrived in England in 2006 when he left Iranian club Aboomoslem to join Bolton Wanderers. However, he was released by the club shortly after failing to break into the first team upon Allardyce's departure to Newcastle.

Andranik signed with Fulham in the summer of 2008 and once again found himself out of favour with manager Roy Hodgson.

In 2009 he joined Championship outfit Barnsley on loan, broke into the first team, and made 11 appearances before returning to Fulham.

It is believed that Andranik will be brought in to replace long severing and fan favourite Nick Montgomery, who has become a key target for newly promoted Leeds United. The Scottish international has yet to sign a contract extension with The Blades, leading to speculation that he will depart the club for which he has made over 294 league appearances.