Sheffield United regular 'could have played last game' for Blades - gossip
The January transfer window is just a matter of days away, and the rumour mill is really beginning to get itself up to full speed.
The festive period is always a busy one for Premier League sides, and this year has been no different.
Sheffield United lost to Everton on Boxing Day to continue their poor start to the Premier League, but are in action again on Tuesday as they face-off against relegation-threatened Burnley in a game that could prove to be a six-pointer.
Once that game is out of the way, Chris Wilder’s men have a clear run through to the new year, and the opening of the transfer market.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at what Sheffield United and their Premier League rivals are set to get up to come January 1st.
As always, we’ve gathered all of the latest and most intriguing rumours from around the web – take a look at all of the most recent speculation below:
Leicester City have opened talks with Wycombe Wanderers over the potential sale of Josh Knight. The defender is currently on loan with the Championship side, but they wish to make his move permanent in the coming weeks. (Football Insider)
Leeds United striker Rafa Mujica could return to Elland Road next month after an underwhelming loan spell with Spanish second tier side Extremadura. The striker has seen just 50 minutes of action this term. (AS)
Arsenal are weighing up a move for Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin. The Spanish international is a long-term target of Barcelona. (Mirror)
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has suggested that he will look to sign more players from overseas ahead of an impending buy-out from American investors ALK Capital. The Clarets haven’t signed a player from anyone other than an English club since 2016. (Daily Mail)
One player who Burnley are unlikely to move for is Kieran Trippier, however. The right-back kick-started his senior career at Turf Moor, but The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has suggested that a move for the 30-year-old would come at a “massive cost” which could upset Burnley’s strict wage structure. (Alan Nixon – Personal Twitter)
Wolves are eyeing up a move for out-of-favour Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic. Nuno Espirito Santo is in need of attacking reinforcements since star man Raul Jimenez fractured his skull. (The Athletic)
Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff is a January loan target for a number of Championship clubs. The 20-year-old is said to be keen on the prospect of a move. (The Sun – Print Edition)
Manchester City starlet Phil Foden is growing increasingly frustrated by a lack of game time at the Etihad Stadium. It is understood that the player is not yet angling for a move away from the Premier League giants, however. (Telegraph)
Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram may have played his last game for the club, according to pundit Kevin Phillips. The 26-year-old has been mooted for a potential January exit, with his contract set to expire in June. Rangers, Crystal Palace and Burnley are all interested. (Football Insider)