The Blades are yet to make any summer signings, as new manager Slavisa Jokanovic takes his time to decide the areas in which he needs to strengthen his squad, and identify the right players to do so.
Discussing his plans, the United manager said: “We want to start doing things, we want to see movement and things happening,” he said. “Everyone here thinks that and is of the same view. Sooner rather than later is best, of course, because we are at the beginning of our journey.
“This club had a lot of success under Chris and we want to try and make sure this is the start of another period of success. Like I say, though, we are still at the very early stage.”
Meanwhile, Jokanovic has also been discussing his decision to bring in four new members of backroom staff, and revealed: “Whenever I organise my staff, whenever I have to bring people in, I always try and see if they are better coaches than me.If I believe they can make me better, help me prepare a team better, then I want them around me.
“This is not a favour. This is because they make me a better coach and support the team which in turn helps me as well. I don’t have a big ego. If anyone thinks differently then they are wrong. If people can come in and open my eyes to new ways and new things then I want to work with them. It really is simple.”
Here, we take a look at today's biggest transfer gossip and the latest team news involving Sheffield United and the rest of the Championship, as build-up to the eagerly-anticipated new season and the summer window reaction continues:
5. Hamalainen set for Hoops exit
Sources close to Queens Park Rangers have revealed that the club are willing to "listen to offers" for defender Niko Hamalainen. The 24-year-old Finland international, who's been with the club since 2014, made 23 appearances last season. (West London Sport)
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6. Race for Johnson hots up
Brentford are said to be among a host of sides - both in the Premier League and Championship - eyeing Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson. He impressed during a loan spell with Lincoln City last season. (Independent)
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7. Villarreal ready fresh Danjuma bid
La Liga side Villarreal are said to have not given up in their attempts to sign Bournemouth's Arnaut Danjuma, despite seeing a bid close to £13m previously rejected. He scored 17 Championship goals in a blistering 2020/21 campaign. (Sport Witness)
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8. Owls target closes in on Portsmouth move
The likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County look set to miss out on ex-Reading defender Akin Odimayo. He's currently training with Portsmouth, and looks set to officially join them from Swindon Town in the near future. (Swindon Advertiser)
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