Sheffield United Transfers: Defender poised to leave the Lane as boss Chris Wilder reveals his surprise over lack of interest in Blades striker

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Ahead of tomorrow’s 11pm deadline

Chris Wilder expects Kean Bryan to leave Sheffield United on loan today after expressing his surprise that he has fielded no enquiries for striker Leon Clarke.

Whilst Bryan is on the verge of a loan deal away from Bramall Lane, with Charlton previously linked with his signing, Clarke has attracted no offers ahead of tomorrow night's 11pm transfer deadline.

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Wilder described himself as "genuinely surprised" at that fact, adding: "I think Leon would be a brilliant January signing.

Sheffield United will enter a winter break next month: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.Sheffield United will enter a winter break next month: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Sheffield United will enter a winter break next month: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. | PA (Press Association)

"He's trained with us right the way through and his attitude has been spot on.

"If he doesn’t go we’ll see where we are in terms of the 25 man squad and if we need a spot filling, he’ll be a part of that.

"But I wouldn't be surprised if someone came in for him before the deadline because, if you need to get out of a division or stay in it, he'd be ideal.

"I'm not saying this to move him out; I'm being honest from my point of view, in terms of how Leon has been for us - as a player, and as a boy."

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