Sheffield United: Duo hold further talks

Chris Porter and Harry Maguire are both involved in contractual negotiations with Sheffield United � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Porter and Harry Maguire are both involved in contractual negotiations with Sheffield United � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sheffield United are scheduled to hold further talks with Chris Porter despite refusing to trigger an option in his contract which would have automatically tied the centre-forward to Bramall Lane for another 12 months, writes James Shield.

Porter was included on a list of players released by the League One club when Nigel Clough began his makeover of Bramall Lane’s first team squad earlier this month.

But the United manager is still keen to retain the 30-year-old’s services, albeit on different terms.

“Chris is considering the offer we have made him,” Clough said. “It is probably lower than he would have liked but we have to think about what is best for the club.”

Although neither Clough or Porter have elaborated on the details of that proposal, the player is thought to be searching for a deal lasting until 2016.

Had United taken up the option, they would have been required to honour the terms of his previous contract.

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