Chris Wilder wants four more Sheffield United signings - Here's who they could be
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Chris Wilder wants four more Sheffield United signings - Here's who they could be

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says he wants to make four more signings this summer.

The Blades have already brought in four new players following promotion to the Premier League. Phil Jagielka and Ravel Morrison have arrived on free transfers, while the club record has twice been broken for Luke Freeman and then Callum Robinson.

Despite being relatively busy so far, Wilder says business is not completed yet at Bramall Lane.

“We’re really close to another addition, so we’re quite excited,” the 51-year-old told Alan Biggs on his Sheffield Live! show.

“I think we’ll break the record a third time and might break it again, which is exciting news as a club.

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“I want another four to come in, which will give us a nice number to work with.”

Who will these Sheffield United signings be?

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The next person through the door is highly likely to be Dean Henderson. Wilder has made no secret of the fact the Blades are trying to re-sign the goalkeeper on loan from Manchester United for next season.

Henderson greatly impressed at Bramall Lane last term, keeping more clean sheets than any other Championship ‘keeper and helping the South Yorkshire side to the joint best defensive record.

“I’m very confident that a deal for Dean will be done in the next three or four days,” Wilder continued.

“I’ve always respected Manchester United’s position but they’re keen for him to come back, Dean wants to come back and play regular football – which is refreshing for a young player, who wants to prove himself – and I want it to happen as well.”

The striking department is another key area for improvement. As the Sheffield Star reports, there are strong links with Neal Maupay, Oli McBurnie and Lys Mousset.

According to BBC Sport, the Blades had a £15m offer for McBurnie rejected as Swansea City want in excess of £20m. Wilder, however, would not be drawn on those players specifically.

Finally, the Guardian reports a £3m bid for Ben Osborn has also been turned down. The Blades view the versatile Nottingham Forest player as competition for Enda Stevens at left wing-back and as cover in midfield.

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