Sheffield United will be starting to get some of their transfer business underway now as the Blades aim to make the right changes to the squad to help Slavisa Jokanovic guide them back to the top-flight.
The Blades still have a lot of quality left within their squad and they should still have the nucleus of a strong side for the Championship. Jokanovic will be wanting to bring in some of his own targets though to boost the quality and depth of the squad that he has inherited.
It will be important that Sheffield United address key areas of the squad that need looking at and that they replace key players who leave the club or have already left. That means over the next few weeks we should start to see more and more rumours circulate surrounding their potential transfer business.
Here we have decided to round-up up some of the latest transfer news that is already emerging concerning the Blades…
Sheffield United join race for Sam Clucas
One player that Sheffield United are potentially interested in bringing into the club this summer is Stoke City’s Sam Clucas. That comes with The Sun journalist Alan Nixon revealing that the midfielder is potentially available on a free transfer if he can be signed by the end of the month.
It is believed that Sheffield United have entered the race to secure Clucas’ signature and that the Blades are keeping an eye on his situation.
He has just a year left on his current deal at the Bet365 Stadium and previous reports have indicated he is being made available as the Potters aim to cut down their wage bill.
The Blades are set to face competition for him from the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Millwall who are all thought to be interested in him, according to Nixon’s update.
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Kean Bryan attracting interest from Schalke
One potential player that might be leaving Sheffield United this summer is versatile defender Kean Bryan. That comes with The Sun journalist Alan Nixon reporting that the Blades are keen to keep hold of the 24-year-old and they have offered him a new deal in an attempt to keep him at the club.
According to Nixon’s latest update, Bryan is on the radar of German side Schalke who are looking to make a late bid to try and secure his signature this summer.
That comes after he managed to make a positive impact for the Blades in the Premier League when he featured due to injuries and made 13 league appearances last term.
However, he might now decide that a move away is required to help him try and get more guaranteed game time next season.
Sheffield United only have a small chance of securing Tom Cairney move
Another player that Sheffield United are already being strongly linked with this summer is Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney. It was revealed by Football League World that he has emerged on their radar with Jokanovic keen to reunite with the 30-year-old after he helped him take Fulham to promotion in 2017/18.
There have been further reports from teamTALK that the Blades would need to pay a fee of around £10 million to secure his signature from Fulham during the summer transfer window. Although that report added his future would not be resolved until they knew more about Scott Parker’s future.
The latest report from Sheffield Star has suggested that the Blades are aware they only have a slim chance of getting a deal for Cairney over the line.
It is believed that Fulham would be reluctant to sell to a potential promotion rival and that they might even be prepared to raise their valuation on him if Sheffield United were to come in with a strong offer for the 30-year-old.