Sheffield United weigh up January move for duo as West Brom draw up managerial shortlist

Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Sheffield United travel to in-form Southampton on Sunday hoping to claim their first victory of the season at the 12th attempt.

And as the January transfer window edges closer, Chris Wilder has been open in his desire to strengthen his squad – particularly in central defence.

Jack O’Connell’s potentially season-ending injury has left the Blades short, and the Daily Mail claims Manchester United's Marcos Rojo or Preston North End's Ben Davies are being considered.

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Both players were linked with a move to Bramall Lane last summer but Rojo’s £80,000-a-week wages proved an obstacle, while Preston valued Davies at around £10million.

All that, however, could change in January as United bid to retain their top-flight status.

Elsewhere, here are just some of the transfer headlines from around the division:

Manchester United are “huge admirers” of Brighton defender Ben White but face competition from Leeds and Liverpool. (Manchester Evening News)

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Barnsley are lining up a January move for former Leeds United academy product and Forest Green defender Liam Kitching. (Football Insider)

Newcastle legend Rob Lee has hit out Miguel Almiron’s agent: “Almiron’s got to tell his agent to be quiet and start playing well for Newcastle because he hasn't’’. (Give Me Sport)

Fikayo Tomori is set to leave Chelsea on loan next month amid interest from Newcastle United and West Ham United. (Fabrizio Romano via The Sun)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eyeing a reunion with Manchester City defender Eric Garcia when his contract expires at the end of the season. (The Sun)

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The agent of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is touting the Austrian to Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. (Bild via TalkSPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a January loan bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli and believe Spurs are prepared to let the 24-year-old leave. (Daily Mail)

Burnley have held further talks over an improved contract for James Tarkowski. They also want to tie Jimmy Dunne and Josh Benson down to longer-term deals as a takeover edges nearer. (Daily Mail)

West Brom have begun identifying replacements for manager Slaven Bilic, who could lose his job if the Baggies are beaten by Newcastle United on Saturday. (Daily Mail)