Sheffield United rumours: fresh update in Blades transfer saga, Cardiff City chase international midfielder

Sheffield United are still waiting to make their first move in the summer transfer window, as they look to identify the right signings to improve the side before the new season begins.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 9:08 am
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The Blades endured a grim 2020/21 campaign which saw them part company with Chris Wilder, but new manager Slavisa Jokanovic will be looking to bring the feel-good factor back to the club and ensure they bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Meanwhile, England play their final group game of Euro 2020 this evening, and ex-Sheffield United man Harry Maguire could return to the starting line-up after recovering from an injury.

The former Blade revealed: “I'm feeling good. Obviously (with) the ankle injury, it’s getting stronger, I’m getting more confident. The more sessions I do, the more games I play, I’m sure I’ll get more confidence and that’s the thing with these type of injuries.

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West Bromwich Albion are close to completing a swoop for Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael, after meeting the manager's compensation release clause. The 45-year-old took the Tykes to an unprecedented Championship play-off semi final last season. (BBC Sport)

“I think it’s just about building the confidence. It’s all stable now and I’m available and I’m ready to go. Any Euro match is really important to go out there and try and win the football match. The boys have put ourselves in a great position in the group – four points from two games – although obviously we want to win every football match so we’d like to be on six.”

“But it’s still in a strong position and now it’s another big game against the Czechs and one we’re looking forward to and we go there and try and get three points.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield United and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to the summer transfer window activity and build-up to the eagerly-anticipated new season continues:

Hull City are the latest side to be credited with an interest in Gillingham winger Jordan Graham. The 26-year-old is set to leave his current club when his contract expires at the end of the month, and is also on Birmingham and Lincoln City's radars. (Hull Daily Mail)
Leeds United are believed to have made an offer for Birmingham City starlet Amari Miller, which could reach £1.5m with add-ons. The talented youngster is in high demand, with Everton also believed to be on the striker's tail. (Football Insider)
Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers' respective hopes of signing Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor on loan have been boosted, following reports that fellow linked side Middlesbrough aren't in the running for the Montserrat international. (Nottingham Post)
Swansea City manager Steve Cooper now looks unlikely to get the Crystal Palace job, with ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre now the firm favourite for the position. He's previously won two Swiss league titles with Zurich. (SkyBet)
Ipswich Town look to have won the race to sign Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist, ahead of Scottish giants Celtic. The 29-year-old conceded just 36 goals in 32 appearances for his side last season, keeping 12 clean sheets. (Football Insider)
Sheffield Wednesday have seen their hopes of signing Plymouth Argyle striker Luke Jephcott scuppered, after the player agreed a contract with his club. He needed 16 League One goals for the Pilgrims last season. (Club website)
Cardiff City have snapped up defender Mark McGuinness from Arsenal, as Mick McCarthy continues to reshape his Bluebirds side. He's their second signing of the summer, following the arrival of James Collins from Luton Town. (Club website)
Concerns over the injury status of Sheffield United's Sander Berge is said to have seen the likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa and Arsenal bide their time in making a move for the £35m-rated ace. He missed much of last season with a tendon injury. (Football League World)
Stoke City and Cardiff City look set to battle for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Corry Evans, whose contract expires at the end of June. He began his career on the books at Manchester United, alongside his brother Jonny, and is also a Northern Ireland international. (Wales Online)