Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has confirmed that the Blades are hopeful of concluding a deal for Tranmere Rovers’ James Wallace before the end of the week.
The 22-year-old midfielder is out of contact at Prenton Park and is looking to move onto pastures new having made 50 appearances for Rovers since his move from Everton in 2012.
Wallace, who has represented both England and Republic of Ireland at junior level has been coveted by several clubs since deciding not to extend his stay on the Wirral, but Clough is confident that the talented midfield player will become the sixth new signing of a busy summer so far.
The United manager also confirmed he was still on the look out for another striker as well as a right back to fill the void left by John Brayford’s return to Cardiff City.
Derby County’s Kieron Freeman is known to feature on the Bramall Lane club’s wish list having completed a successful loan spell in South Yorkshire last season.