Sheffield United: Boss Chris Wilder issues transfer update on futures of Mark Duffy and Leon Clarke

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has issued a transfer update on the Bramall Lane futures of Mark Duffy and Leon Clarke.

By Danny Hall
Thursday, 8th August 2019, 12:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th August 2019, 1:14 pm
Mark Duffy: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
Mark Duffy: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Clarke was made available for a move at the start of the summer, after United secured promotion to the Premier League, while Duffy’s name was circulated more recently after he irked boss Wilder by asking for a new contract.

The United manager insisted he would not be "dictated to" by either the player or his agent and Duffy’s future at Bramall Lane appeared in doubt when he wasn't allocated a squad number for the upcoming season.

And, at his press conference this morning, Wilder said: “There are a couple of bits of business that could happen with outgoings.

“There are a couple of bits of interest in Mark, and Leon as well.

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“They’re both established Championship players now, and I wouldn’t be surprised if both of those went by the close of play.”

The deadline for Premier League and Championship clubs is 5pm this evening.

Wilder also expects Ben Heneghan and Jake Wright to depart, although clubs in Leagues One and Two have until September 2 to complete their business.