Sheffield United have been linked with Swansea City right-back Connor Roberts by Alan Nixon of The Sun.
Nixon said that Roberts has joined Matty Cash on their radar. The latter has apparently already been the subject of a rejected £10m bid.
The sports writer claims that the Blades are in the market for an extra left-back, although both of these targets are right-sided. However, he has since also reported that United are now the favourites to land Antonee Robinson from Wigan Athletic in a £1.5m deal.
It doesn’t stop there for prolific transfer gossip monger, Nixon, who also says that the South Yorkshire club retain an interest in Joe Worrall.
They were linked with Worrall during the January transfer window, but instead signed Nottingham Forest teammate Jack Robinson.
The 23-year-old has since signed a new two-year contract, keeping him with Forest until 2024. Yet despite that, it’s said the Blades are still keen on Worrall.
Where would Connor Roberts or Joe Worrall fit in?
With George Baldock having been heavily relied upon last season and Kieron Freeman having left Bramall Lane, signing a new right wing-back is clearly a priority this summer.
Forest’s Cash appears to be the number one target, but Roberts certainly represents a viable alternative. A Swansea academy product, the 24-year-old is now first choice for his club and the Wales national team.
Roberts has plenty of experience operating at wing-back as well. How much the Welshman would cost, though, is unclear.
As for Worrall, United do certainly need more options in central defence as well. Their biggest need is to find someone to compete with Chris Basham on the right side of their back three.
Robinson is understudy to Jack O’Connell on the left, while John Egan is backed up by Phil Jagielka – who is expected to be handed a new one-year deal – in the middle.
Yet on the right there is no natural alternative to Basham. Whether Worrall is viewed as a possible solution remains to be seen.