Blackpool striker Steven Davies is on the verge of joining Nigel Clough’s Sheffield United, according to the Blackpool Gazette.
The forward was pulled out of the Blackpool side which went down 1-0 to Birmingham City having earlier in the day, asked for manager Lee Clark’s permission to travel to South Yorkshire for talks.
It is set to be a case of third time lucky for the Blades in pursuit of Davies who has struggled to make in an impact in his two years with the Bloomfield Road club.
Clark wouldn’t be pushed into naming the Blades as the club with whom Davies is holding talks with, when explaining his abscence from last night’s team.
The Tangerines boss said to the Blackpool Gazette: ‘He wants to go and speak with them, although no deal has been agreed as of yet.
The 27-year-old signed for the Pool from Bristol City for £500,000 in 2013 and has scored eight goals in 44 appearances for the club.
Davies is out of contract in the summer and it is expected that Sheffield United will pay as small loan fee for the player before making the move permanent in the summer. Clark has stated that he will not stand in the way of any player who wants to leave the club.
He added: ‘When I first got here, Steven had been out of the team and had been injured.
‘We got him in and he did score a few goals, but during the last couple of weeks it has looked like a man who isn’t enjoying his football.
‘It isn’t just about being a manager it is about treating them as people too.
‘There is no deal agreed between the clubs as of yet, but Steven is unhappy and has made me aware he would like to persue something different.’
Blackpool have one foot in League One after last night’s result and are now 15 points adrift with just 11 games of the season left to play.
Sheffield United on the other hand are looking to help themselves to the Pool’s spot in the Championship and currently lie fifth and occupy a League One play-off place.