After confirming promotion to the Premier League, Sheffield United placed seven first team players on the transfer list.

They also released a further five as manager Chris Wilder looked to strengthen his squad ahead of the Blades’ first season in the top flight in 12 years.

As yet none of those listed – as outlined by the Daily Mail – have left Bramall Lane; but the rumours are gathering. So where are they going?

The Sheffield United transfer list

Samir Carruthers

No movement as yet on Carruthers, who spent last year on loan at Oxford United. Unfortunately injury hampered his playing time at the Kassam Stadium, but Bristol Live still speculates Bristol Rovers could be interested.

Leon Clarke

Clarke was the Blades’ top scorer upon their return to the Championship in 2017/18, but by the following campaign the striker was down the pecking order. The 34-year-old was loaned to Wigan Athletic in January and the East Anglian Daily Times report newly promoted Charlton Athletic are keen.

Ched Evans

Another sent out on loan last term, with Evans impressing with 18 goals in all competitions at Fleetwood Town. Football Insider claims that Portsmouth are ready to offer a two-year deal to the forward, but face competition from Oxford.

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Ben Heneghan

Signed from Motherwell in 2017, Heneghan has played just once for Wilder’s side. Last season the defender was on loan at Blackpool and the Reading Chronicle says the Royals are keen.

Ricky Holmes

Wilder spent a long time trying to get a reunion with Holmes – whom he had previously worked with at Northampton Town. However, when it eventually came in January 2018 the moment had passed. Holmes has played just five times for the Blades and has since been loaned to Oxford and Gillingham. Grimsby Live thinks Scunthorpe United should be keeping tabs.

Nathan Thomas

Further proof that Wilder doesn’t get all his signings right, Thomas arrived on a free transfer from Hartlepool United in 2017 but has played just three times since. The 24-year-old spent last term on loan in League Two with Notts County and Carlisle United and the News and Star reports the latter want to bring him back to Brunton Park.

Jake Wright

An important player in League One during Wilder’s first campaign in charge, Wright failed to make a single appearance in 2018/19. The defender is now 33, but as yet there have been no takers.

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