Sheffield United believe Slavisa Jokanoivic will prove a powerful draw in the transfer market

Sheffield United believe Slavisa Jokanovic’s presence at Bramall Lane will convince those members of their squad eyeing a return to the Premier League to remain with the club next season.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 4:15 pm

Jayden Bogle, signed from Derby County last summer, is the latest United player to be linked with a move away from South Yorkshire following claims that Norwich City view him as a possible replacement for Max Aarons should the England under-21 international be lured away from Carrow Road.

Although United accept that some of the team which was relegated last term are likely to depart before the start of the new Championship campaign, Bogle is viewed as having an important role to play when Jokanovic attempts to steer them back into the top-flight as the first time of asking.

And after hearing Paul Heckingbottom admitting there was “uncertainty” behind the scenes before relinquishing his caretaker duties, senior figures at Bramall Lane hope that by confirming the Serb’s appointment early they can stave-off the threat of that becoming an issue during the transfer window.

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Jayden Bogle (L) and his Sheffield United team mate David McGoldrick: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Jokanovic will officially take charge next month, when his contract with Al-Gharafa of Qatar expires. But he is thought to have been consulted on the contents of United’s retained and released list - which revealed Kean Bryan is being offered a new contract - before it was published earlier this month.

Bogle’s value has soared since he joined United as part of an initial £5m deal which also saw Max Lowe leave Pride Park. Indeed, he was one of the few players who enhanced their reputation during what proved to be a wretched campaign which also saw United part company with Wilder in March.

Aarons, who helped City gain promotion after they were relegated a year ago, is being monitored by Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Roma with his parent club understood to value him at around £30m.

That is £5m less than they fee United are demanding from Arsenal for their midfielder Sander Berge, who is thought to be keen on prolonging his career at the highest level rather than competing in the second tier. Berge cost United £22m when he left Genk in January last year.