Doncaster accept Sharp bid

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Billy Sharp

Doncaster have agreed a fee to sell striker Billy Sharp to npower Championship rivals Leicester.

The 25-year-old, who has scored 10 goals this season, was left out of the Doncaster squad for Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup third-round defeat by Notts County at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has activated a clause in Sharp's contract, with the former Sheffield United player now due to discuss personal terms with the King Power Stadium club.

Doncaster said in a statement on their official club website: "Rovers can tonight confirm that a fee has been agreed between ourselves and Leicester City for striker Billy Sharp."

Regarding Sharp's future, Doncaster boss Dean Saunders said: "It's up to Billy."

The fee is believed to be in the region of £3million for Sharp, who joined in a club-record £1.15million deal from Sheffield United in July 2010.

Saunders added: "It will be a blow if he goes but it's not completely decided. He may decide to stay or someone else may come in for him."

Sharp began his career at Bramall Lane and also played for Rushden before a hugely successful spell with Scunthorpe, where he scored 53 goals in 82 league appearances, which prompted a return to the Blades.

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