A previous report from journalist Alan Nixon, via his Patreon, claimed that the Blades were facing competition from Championship newsboys Sunderland.
The Black Cats are currently looking to add Championship quality to aid the transition from League One.
Here, we take a look at three Reda Khadra alternatives that Sunderland should consider this summer…
Highly-talented Wolves winger Theo Corbeanu could be an excellent pick-up in the Championship during what remains of these summer months.
The winger enjoyed loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons last season, impressing instates during his time with both clubs.
The 20-year-old possesses excellent dribbling ability and has the final product to match, whilst he is very intelligent with the ball at his feet.
It remains to be seen what the immediate next step will be for Corbeanu and whether a Championship move is the plan for the Premier League outfit.
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Capturing the attention of most during last season’s loan spell with Bristol Rovers, a Championship move would be justified.
Already attracting lots of second-tier interest, it would be no surprise if several other Championship teams are monitoring his current situation at Newcastle United.
Deployed more as a winger last time out, Anderson can also operate as an attacking midfielder, with his jinking runs and final third productivity being two features of his game that helped him stand out above all in League Two.
Steering the attention away from a potential Premier League loan move, Oladapo Afolayan represents an option that Sunderland could look to sign on a permanent deal.
The 24-year-old enjoyed an impressive campaign at the University of Bolton Stadium last time out, chipping in with 12 goals and a further seven assists in the league.
A pacey, intelligent winger, Afolayan’s ability to consistently beat his defender and produce in the final third would justify a second-tier move this summer.