Warnock hopeful on Kabba

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Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock is not unduly troubled by striker Steve Kabba's equivocation on a new contract.

Kabba, 24, has been in excellent form this season, scoring eight goals in 13 appearances for the table-topping Blades, but has been unable to agree new terms at Bramall Lane.

Warnock insists negotiations are still ongoing and believes his club could well be in a stronger bargaining position come the end of the club's Championship campaign.

"We have already spoken to Steve again and more talks are planned for later this week," Warnock told the Yorkshire Post.

"But even if nothing is resolved straight away, I will not be too concerned.

"His contract is up at the end of the season and, hopefully, if we are in the right place then we can make an offer to him that is as good as any other."

Kabba joined The Blades from Crystal Palace in a £250,000 deal in 2002 but, after a promising debut campaign, his career stalled following two injury-afflicted seasons.