HULL City are monitoring Darius Henderson’s situation at Bramall Lane.
Although they have yet to table a formal offer for the Sheffield United striker, representatives of the East Yorkshire club are understood to have expressed an interest in luring him to the KC Stadium.
Henderson recently insisted he would not submit a transfer request after insisting he feels ‘personally responsible’ for United’s relegation from the Championship last season.
But having returned from long-term injury in April, the prospect of League One football is unlikely to appeal despite his public display of commitment.
News of Hull’s intentions will come as no surprise for United’s new manager, Danny Wilson.
Indeed, he acknowledged that several members of the squad that he inherited from Micky Adams are likely to depart before the 2011/12 campaign.
Nigel Pearson, Wilson’s City counterpart, has money to spend after local businessman Assem Allam’s takeover.
Leicester defender Jack Hobbs and Crystal Palace’s midfielder Neil Danns also feature on his list of prospective targets.
The latter is scheduled to hold talks with Pearson before his Selhurst Park contract expires at the end of the month.
Henderson signed a four-year deal when he completed a £2 million move from Watford in July 2008.
United last night confirmed Frank Barlow has agreed to become Wilson’s assistant. He will be joining Chris Morgan on the Blades’ backroom staff.