Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed that the Blades are “close” to making their third signing of the January transfer window.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference this afternoon, the 52-year-old revealed that there is likely to be another recruit, hot off the back of Jack Robinson joining from Nottingham Forest:
“Yeah, we’re close to a second [signing], It’s my wedding anniversary on deadline day so hopefully we’ll have it done before then. It definitely won’t happen before the weekend.”
As well as Robinson, United have also secured Jack Rodwell on a free transfer this month, but the identity of this third new signing remains a mystery.
Some have suggested that it could be Josh Brownhill but reports in the local media suggest his £7m release clause can’t be triggered until the summer so a move for the midfielder is unlikely.
The other possibility is Tyrese Campbell, with the Stoke striker out of contract on the summer, but the Blades will have to battle the likes of Rangers and Celtic for his signature.
Other names that have been mentioned as possible targets include Anderlect’s Elias Cobbaut and Ipswich’s Luke Woolfenden but neither player has been linked with a move to Bramall Lane in recent days.