Prince Abdullah has outlined the January budget for Sheffield United since becoming the club’s new owner.

He has also revealed who will be appointed as chairman following a High Court decision settling the ownership dispute.

The Saudi prince and Kevin McCabe had been battling for sole control of the Blades since December 2017. Both men owned 50 per cent stakes, but McCabe has been ordered to sell his to his rival for £5m.

Now Prince Abdullah says he plans to back manager Chris Wilder when the transfer window reopens in January to try and keep United in the Premier League.

“The transfer budget for this year was £30m. I fought hard with my ex-partner, and you can ask Chris Wilder, and we raised it to £40m,” he told Sky Sports News.

“That is much more than many Premier League clubs have spent. In January we have to look at our position in the table and talk to Chris. We will do anything that is needed.”

Other plans from Prince Abdullah

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He also says he has a good relationship with Wilder and backs him to bring more success to Bramall Lane. This comes after both McCabe and club legend Tony Currie raised doubts about whether the 51-year-old would remain as boss under the new ownership.

Not only that but Prince Abdullah has defended his decision to rarely go to games since becoming involved at the Blades back in 2013.

However, there will be a family presence at matches going forwards in the shape of the new chairman.

“I don’t like to watch games really. I like to watch games on TV with mute, alone. If we lose nobody talks to me. I get to forget about it,” he continued.

“I intend to appoint my son in law as a chairman of the club. He and my daughter will move to Sheffield. They will live in Sheffield and be at all the games.”

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