Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday transfer rumours: Wilder’s transfer policy could affect incoming players and Owls will have to battle rivals for Danny Batth

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has said he will not guarantee game time for players he signs on loan as part of any deal at Bramall Lane, even if it affects their choice to join the club.

The Blades boss has insists that every player in his squad must have earned their place on merit, rather than contractual obligation.

Chris Wilder and Jos Luhukay

Chris Wilder and Jos Luhukay

This comes after the news that Crystal Palace are willing to lend players to EFL clubs for free if the loan club agree to a set number of appearances for the player.

United have been mentioned as a suitable location for Palace’s Connor Wickham, as Wilder is still in the hunt for a striker.

Meanwhile, Ryan Leonard could be on the move after he was linked with a loan deal to Millwall that could become permanent in January.

Sheffield Wednesday have not been linked with many players since their transfer embargo was lifted, but they wrapped up one of the most important deals in the Championship yesterday by extending Barry Bannan’s contract until 2021.

The Owls seem to have one main target before tomorrow’s deadline in defender Danny Batth, but now Leeds United have joined the race to sign the Wolves man according to Birmingham Live.

Batth has been on the fringes of the Wolves squad since their promotion to the Premier League and did not feature in their Carabao Cup win over Wednesday earlier in the week.

Elsewhere in the world of football

Derby striker Cameron Jerome is wanted by a number of Championship clubs, and QPR are targeting two Rams players – Tom Huddlestone and George Thorne.

Leeds United are said to be monitoring former Newcastle winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.

Middlesbrough could make an improved bid to sign Millwall's George Saville and are still after Rajiv van La Parra, Nick Powell and Sergi Guardiola.