Oxford United are interested in signing Sheffield United striker Ched Evans.
The U’s boss Karl Robinson is a fan of the 31-year-old forward, according to a report by the Sheffield Star.
Evans, who is a Wales international with 13 caps to his name, is likely to leave Sheffield United this summer again following their promotion to the Premier League last season under Chris Wilder.
He spent the last campaign on loan in League One with Fleetwood Town and impressed for Joey Barton’s side, scoring 18 goals in all competitions.
The Blades re-signed Evans in 2017 from Chesterfield after he managed 48 goals in his first spell at the club from 2009 to 2012, having previously played for Manchester City.
Robinson has confirmed Oxford’s interest in him now and has said, as per the Sheffield Star: “He’s a player I like. I don’t think there are many better strikers in League One. I don’t know who else is in for him, but we have some sort of interest, yes. Whether it’s a possible one we don’t know.”
“As a club we take tremendous responsibility for people’s actions, but equally everybody in life deserves an opportunity and a chance.”
There will be interest from elsewhere in Evans following his goal scoring exploits at Fleetwood last season.
Oxford are hoping to compete in the top half of League One in the next campaign and Evans would bolster their attacking options.