Blades boss, Chris Wilder, has admitted that nobody within his first XI will be moving away from the club in January.
United’s superb performances have led to a number of Premier League clubs casting admiring glances at their squad. Indeed, just this week, it was reported that Arsenal were interested in John Fleck.
The Blades are believed to have told the Gunners it will take around £20m to land Fleck.
However, speaking ahead of the trip to Millwall, Chris Wilder has said he’s not had any bids for any of his regular starters.
“We’ve had no enquiries for any of our regulars. They’re all under contract so it would take an enormous figure to take one of our boys away. They’re not going anywhere,” Wilder said. (Sheffield United Twitter).
Along with Fleck, the likes of Jack O’Connell, George Baldock, and Enda Stevens have all earned rave reviews. Furthermore, John Lundstram has yet to sign a new deal. Although with Lundstram, Wilder has admitted the club have a one-year option they can exercise.
A firm stance
This is more than good news for the Blades. Supporters will be delighted to hear Wilder confirm there is no interest, despite the obvious paper talk and rumoured interest in his top players.
With Premier League survival all but assured, Wilder has another task ahead of him in the future.
Ensuring he keeps hold of his better players is one of those tasks. Although he’s said previously he won’t stand in a player’s way if they want to leave, it’s vital the squad keeps its nucleus.
These are exciting times at Bramall Lane. Premier League survival means more money in the summer to strengthen. If Wilder can keep his top players and then add little bits of quality in the summer, then the sky is the limit.
This latest update from Wilder will calm the nerves of many a Blades fan as the window enters its final week.