Kozluk offered fresh terms by the Blades

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ROB Kozluk has been offered a new contract at Sheffield United, manager Danny Wilson confirmed last night.

The full-back was released by the club last season but joined the squad on their recent tour of Malta.

“I’d like Rob to come on board,” Wilson confirmed. “He can play down the left or right, is a great character and good to have around the dressing room. On top of that he’s very committed to Sheffield United which is a bonus.”

Kozluk, who has made over 200 appearances for United, returned to Bramall Lane a year ago following a spell with Barnsley.

“As far as I’m aware it’s at the stage where Rob is talking to the people here,” added Wilson. “But he knows my thoughts.”

United are also closing in on the signing of former loanee Elian Parrino after the Estudiantes defender was granted permission to discuss moving back to England.

Although the exact terms of the proposed deal have yet to be confirmed, another temporary contract containing a purchase clause appears the most likely option.

Despite spending the summer in South America recovering from injury, Parrino is believed to have impressed Wilson and his assistant Frank Barlow when they reviewed video footage of United’s performances towards the end of 2010/11 campaign.

Able to feature at either full-back or centre-half, he fulfils Wilson’s requirement for players capable of playing in a variety of positions as the former Northern Ireland international looks to build a streamlined but effective squad.

Should United chose to push through a deal for Parrino, it would further highlight the worth of their decision to forge relationships with a variety of overseas development partners.

Matthew Lowton, who is poised to agree an extension to his contract next week, credits a spell at Ferencvaros with rescuing a career which, at one stage, appeared in freefall.

“I don’t know Elian personally,” said Wilson.

“I’ll be able to give you an assessment as to what we might do with that when I’ve met him.”