Sheffield United transfer news: Blades handed boost in race for lethal striker, Bristol City chase defender

Sheffield United now have the opportunity to sign players, following the opening of the summer transfer window, and the club are set for a busy summer on the recruitment front.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 9:40 am
Championship transfer news

The Blades will be eager to keep hold of a number of key players, as well as recruit some new talent as they look to bounce straight back up to the Premier League next season.

Meanwhile, ex-United loan star Dean Henderson gave an insight into being one of England's back-up options for Jordan Pickford at Euro 2020. The Man Utd 'keeper said: “Listen, that’s (serving as backup) my job. I’m here, I’m ready to play when called upon. Jordan deserves this tournament, obviously he was brilliant at the World Cup.

“I’ve got a lot of time for Jordan, obviously he’s a northern boy like me, we get on really well and he’s been fantastic in an England jersey, so he deserves this tournament.

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Ex-Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner looks set for a return to the Championship, with reports suggesting he's closing in on becoming the new West Brom boss. His managerial role was a dismal spell with now relegated German side Schalke. (BBC Sport)

“And I’ll be there ready, like Sam (Johnstone) will be as well, if the opportunity arises and one of us get on the pitch.

"But my aim for this tournament is to help Jordan in the best way I can and really support him for him to perform the best for our country because it’s the team work and hopefully it’ll make the dream work.

“100 per cent. 100 per cent, born ready (to fill in if required). Yeah, 100 per cent (capable of becoming both England and Man Utd's number one in the future)"

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to summer transfer window and next season continues.

Preston and Birmingham City have both been credited with an interest in Fenerbahce defender Mathias Jorgensen. The ex-Huddersfield Town man is in Denmark's squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament. (Birmingham Mail)
Sources close to Watford have denied claims that the club are interested in signing West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. As things stand, West Ham look comfortable favourites to sign the 28-year-old. (Watford Observer)
Leeds United have been urged by former player Carlton Palmer to make a move for Ghana international Andre Ayew, who has been released by Swansea. He also played for the likes of West Ham and Marseille earlier in his career. (Transfer Tavern)
Stoke City have been linked with a move for Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor. The ex-Charlton Athletic man scored just four league goals last season, and could be moved on this summer as Forest look to overhaul their squad. (Mirror)
Luton Town's hopes of signing in-demand midfielder Scott Twine have come to an end, after MK Dons agreed a deal to sign the player upon the expiry of his contract at Swindon Town later this month. (Club website)
Peterborough United and Hull City are rumoured to be chasing Middlesbrough's attacking midfielder Lewis Wing, despite Rotherham United looking to make his loan move permanent. The 25-year-old made 20 appearances for the Millers last season. (Football League World)
Ex-footballer Darren Campbell has urged Rangers to follow through on their reported interest in Fenerbahce's £3m-rated winger Bright Osayi-Samuel. He only joined the Turkish side from QPR in January, but is expected to be flipped on for a profit this summer. (Football Insider)
Sheffield United's hopes of signing Peterborough United's star striker Jonson Clarke-Harris look to have been handed a boost, with reports claiming FFP regulations mean fellow interested side Stoke won't be able to afford the 33-goal ace. (Peterborough Telegraph)
Bristol City are believed to be chasing Oxford United defender Rob Atkinson, but could be put off by his club's £2m asking price. He played a key role in his side making the League One play-offs last season. (Bristol Post)