Away from the pitch, speculation continues to mount about Chris Wilder’s attempts to strengthen his squad this month.
Links to Manchester United defender Brandon Williams refuse to go away, and Football Insider now report that the league leaders are getting ready to green-light an exit for the young full-back.
The article also suggests that the Blades have already made an approach for the player.
Williams has fallen significantly down the pecking order at Old Trafford, with both Luke Shaw and Alex Telles ahead of him in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
The 20-year-old has been limited to just six minutes of Premier League action this term, a marked decrease on the 17 appearances he recorded last season.
With Enda Stevens struggling for fitness at points this season, Wilder has often turned to Ben Osborn to deputise on the left flank, but Williams represents a more natural defensive option than the 26-year-old.
The youngster won more defensive duels per 90 minutes last season than the Blades man has this term, as well as making more interceptions and more clearances, as per Wyscout.
He could be a smart addition for a Sheffield United side looking for added solidity.
Click and scroll through the rest of our Premier League transfer round-up below:
1. Milan step up Tomori interest
AC Milan have stepped up their interest in taking Chelsea defender on loan. Newcastle United were keen on the player, but he is eager to move to Italy. (Daily Mail) (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) Photo: Clive Mason
2. Phillips touts Leeds interest in King
Former England striker Kevin Phillips has claimed that Leeds United would definitely be interested in signing Bournemouth forward Josh King this month. The pundit said: “100%, Leeds would be interested. If he is made available a lot of teams will be looking at him. Josh King would be a massive addition for Leeds." (Football Insider) (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) Photo: Naomi Baker
3. Leicester have had Choudhury enquiries
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that his side have received enquiries for Newcastle United loan target Hamza Choudury. He said: “There have been enquiries for Hamza but, as I say, we are not in any big rush at the moment until we see where the squad is going to be at". West Brom and Southampton are also said to be keen. (Sky Sports) (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Photo: Michael Regan
4. Newcastle unwilling to sell Gayle
Newcastle United would rather lose Dwight Gayle for nothing when his contract expires in the summer than sell him in the remainder of the transfer window. (The Athletic) (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Photo: Laurence Griffiths