Sheffield United are preparing to hold talks with Yorkshire rivals Leeds aimed at retaining the services of Aidy White, writes James Shield.
The on-loan midfielder is scheduled to return to Elland Road next month but Nigel Clough is understood to be keen on extending that arrangement after being impressed with the player’s contribution since joining the League One club.
Those negotiations are set to take place in parallel with similar discussions over the long-term futures of Simon Lappin and Conor Coady.
Both are known to have told their parent clubs that they are ready to remain in South Yorkshire until the end of the season.
Lappin, who like White can also be deployed at full-back, recently acknowledged he is unlikely to be named in Cardiff City’s 25 man squad for the second-half of the Premier League campaign while Coady acknowledged before United’s draw with Leyton Orient that Liverpool are “really pleased with his progress.”
“I’d definitely want to extend as I’m loving it here,” he said. “But ultimately it’s up to the manager.”
The trio have made a combined total of 35 appearances for United this term.