Billy Sharp 'to undergo medical at Leeds United'

Nottingham Forest's Billy Sharp in action against Bolton on February 16, 2013
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Leeds United are said to be on the brink of signing Billy Sharp from Southampton.

Southampton striker Billy Sharp is due to undergo a medical with Leeds United, according to a report.

The forward is on the verge of completing a £1.8m move to Elland Road after being told that he is surplus to requirements by Saints boss Ronald Koeman, according to Goal.com.

Sharp will be subjected to a medical along with Chesterfield centre-back Liam Cooper, who is also on course to join the Championship outfit.

The forward has struggled to hold down first-team football at Southampton since the club returned to the Premier League, and has been loaned out to Nottingham Forest, Reading and Doncaster Rovers.

Calum Chambers of Southampton celebrates the second goal during the pre season friendly match between EHC Hoensbroek and Southampton at Sportpark De Dem on July 15, 2014
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