Ex-Sheffield United goalkeeper rumoured to be joining rivals Leeds United

Jamal Blackman spent last season on loan at Bramall Lane
Jamal Blackman spent last season on loan at Bramall Lane
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Goalkeeper Jamal Blackman made 33 appearances for Chris Wilder's side

Former Sheffield United man Jamal Blackman could be joining Leeds United on loan next season as their search for a goalkeeper continues.

Blackman, who spent last season on loan at Bramall Lane from parent club Chelsea, could take the number one jersey at Elland Road from Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Marco Bielsa's side have already missed out on a number of goalkeeping targets during the transfer window, as their bid to sign David Stockdale on loan was rejected by Birmingham City and highly-rated Manchester City 'keeper Angus Gunn looks like he will join Southampton on a permanent deal.

Under Chris Wilder, 24-year-old Blackman kept an impressive ten clean sheets and played in the Blades' 2-1 league win over their Yorkshire rivals in February.

With a permanent return to Chelsea unlikely given the strength of their current squad, Blackman is likely to be sent out on his fifth year-long loan move.

It is rumoured that the England under-19 international was attracting interest from abroad, but preferred a return to the Championship and was spotted at Leeds' Thorp Arch training ground last week, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.