The Blades boss had hoped to sign at least two loan players last month – including Jesse Lingard – before the Bramall Lane hierarchy withdrew its offer to make fresh funds available
Wilder, naturally disappointed with the decision, pledged to fight on as United fight to retain their Premier League status.
The 53-year-old said: “That happens. If there’s a decision made and you don’t get a player, you move on.
“All my focus is on giving the players in the group the best opportunity to focus on what’s ahead of them. That’s basically where we are.”
But according to reports, the free agent market has been explored via former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.
As per 90min, Sheffield United and West Brom have made contact with Sturridge’s representatives. The 31-year-old has been without a club since March 2020.
In that time, Sturridge has been keeping fit in anticipation of a possible return to football. It is claimed he still believes he is good enough for the Premier League.
Sturridge’s entourage have reached out to Newcastle United after top scorer Callum Wilson was ruled out for up to eight weeks but overall is open to offers from English clubs.
That is good news for United and the Baggies, IF their interest is in fact genuine.
Here’s a round-up of the latest gossip doing the rounds across the Premier League:
1. Burnley eye American goalkeeper
Burnley will make a shock move for Benfica goalkeeper Carlos Joaquim dos Santos this summer as cover for Nick Pope. The 20-year-old American wants to move to the Premier League. (The Sun) Photo: Michael Reaves
2. Ziyech considering Chelsea future
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech is considering his future at Stamford Bridge following a difficult start to his Premier League career. The 27-year-old has scored just once in 11 league appearances since his £33.4million summer switch from Ajax. (Corriere dello Sport) Photo: Catherine Ivill
3. Arsenal close in on Tomas
Arsenal are close to finalising a summer deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Tiago Tomas. Due to the current economic climate and Sporting’s spending in recent years, it is believed the Portuguese club may accept a deal as low as £20million. (The Sun) Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA
4. Liverpool made Bremer top target
Liverpool have made Torino defender Gleison Bremer their top summer target. Torino are aware of the emerging interest in the Brazilian, so are anticipating several offers for the 23-year-old this summer. (Daily Mirror) Photo: Valerio Pennicino