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Welcome to another day of Sheffield United news as the transfer deadline day gets closer and closer.

By Danny Hall
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:47 pm

The Blades bosses are working hard in the background attempting to bring in reinforcements and we’ll have all the latest on that here as well as any early team news ahead of the weekend’s match against Fulham, here on our live blog.

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Enda Stevens of Republic of Ireland battles for possession with Harry Wilson of Wales (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Sheffield United news LIVE: Transfer news and rumours ahead of deadline day

Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00

  • The Blades are hoping to add to their squad before Friday’s deadline
  • Wilder wants a defender to cover for injured Jack O’Connell
  • One previous target, Terence Kongolo, is close to signing for Fulham
  • Enda Stevens says players feel safe despite Covid-19 outbreak in Ireland squad

Another international break injury...

This time it’s Blades striker David Parkhouse, who picked up a niggle with Northern Ireland U21s recently. He’s on loan at Hartlepool United, whose boss Dave Challinor (yes, the one with the long throw) told our sister paper, the Hartlepool Mail: “I spoke to Parky and it’s only a niggle. He had a fitness test and was feeling something so they pulled him out on Friday – they’ve got a game Tuesday but I’m hoping he doesn’t play.  

"Even though it’s an international qualifier, looking at where Northern Ireland are in their group, they can’t really qualify. So being selfish, I’d rather have him not play that game and be fresh for us next weekend. 

"But it’s out of my hands and I just hope he’s not risked and it doesn’t end up being something that ends up being worse further down the line and we suffer from it. Hopefully he comes back fit and ready to go because we need as many bodies as we can at the moment just to give us a few options.”

Blades target to have medical with top-flight rivals

Sheffield United could come face-to-face with one of their top targets this window at the weekend with Terence Kongolo undergoing a medical at Fulham.

The Huddersfield defender was Chris Wilder’s No.1 choice to replace the injured Jack O’Connell, but the Blades boss reportedly pulled out of the deal because of concerns over the Dutchman’s fitness. 

He damaged a foot, ironically whilst on loan at Fulham last season, and has moved closer to a return to Craven Cottage ahead of the transfer deadline for Premier League clubs to do business with their EFL counterparts.

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Just a few days to go now until the transfer window closes and the hunt for a central defender goes on for Sheffield United.

We’ll have all the latest on that today as well as any team news ahead of the weekend’s match against Fulham and any other updates coming out of S2 today.

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