Blades bag Ched Evans

Manchester City have offloaded another striker unlikely to feature regularly for the Blues in 2009/10, by selling Welsh international Ched Evans to Sheffield United. The 20-year-old made just 16 league appearances for the Eastlands outfit - scoring once - as well as spending a lengthy loan spell at Norwich City, but was not expected to feature prominently next season following the club's summer acquisitions of Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz. Former Aston Villa front-man Darius Vassell left the club at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract and has has since signed for Turkish side Ankaragucu. While fellow forward Felipe Caicedo is reportedly attracting interest from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon. The Blades have agreed a £3 million fee for Evans' services.   Evans follows former Tranmere Rovers defender Andy Taylor to Bramall Lane, with manager Kevin Blackwell eager to add to his squad following the departures of full-backs Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker to Tottenham Hotspur. NEWS: Caicedo set for Sporting CITY FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Sven Goran Eriksson Web Exclusives Joe Corrigan Q&A Robinho Boy's A Bit Special Michael Johnson Ask A Silly Question Peter Reid, Alan Ball What Happened Next? Jim Whitley, Tony Cunningham Sing When You’re Winning David Threlfall Plus Joe Corrigan on Weekend Wonders and City on Talentspotter