Fulham youth transfer target Jordan Slew, whose performances en-route to the 2010 FA Youth Cup final prompted Fulham to offer £500,000 bid for his services, ended months of speculation by signing a two year contract with Sheff Utd.
Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson said last night that "Jordan has got it in him to go all the way to the top of the game but he's not the finished article and there's still a lot of work for him to do.
"He's got pace, power and an eye for goal so I'm really looking forward to working with him. I'm delighted that he's going to be staying with us."
United's board rejected Fulham's bid out of hand but The Star can reveal they were not the only team interested in acquiring the services of a player who has scored twice in eight appearances at senior level.
"Fulham were the ones who showed their hand," a source confirmed. "But they weren't the only possible option for Jordan.