Sheffield United could be closer to selling goalkeeper Simon Moore to West Bromwich Albion after taking former Bristol City shot stopper Luke Steele on trial.
Chris Wilder is yet to make a breakthrough with any signings, but striker Billy Sharp is being monitored by Sunderland and Ched Evans will depart on loan to a League One club.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has not ruled out the prospect of more players leaving the club, although he insists he is happy with how his squad is shaping up for the new season.
After selling Jack Hunt to Bristol City and loaning Jordan Rhodes to Norwich City, both Sam Winnall and Steven Fletcher have been linked with moves away from Hillsborough to Sheffield United and Panathinaikos respectively.
Elsewhere from the world of football
A number of teams have dropped out of the race to sign Bristol City left back Joe Bryan. boosting Middlesbrough's chances. (Bristol Post)
Aston Villa are now willing to accept £20million for star man Jack Grealish, with Tottenham his most likely destination. (Mirror)
Cardiff have upped their interest in West Brom winger Matt Phillips. (Express & Star)
Brentford striker Ollie Watkins is being monitored by Crystal Palace and Bournemouth. (Evening Standard)
Chelsea are determined to beat Liverpool's bid for Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson. (Mirror)