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Report: Sheffield United could have to wait to sign Dion Sanderson from Wolves

Sheffield United will have to bide their time if they wish to sign Wolves defender Dion Sanderson this summer, according to local media reports.

Sanderson has been linked with a move to Bramall Lane. Sunderland are also keen on the defender, who enjoyed a productive loan spell in the Northeast last year.

It’s believed that Wolves will demand around £2m for Sanderson. He’s due to enter the last year of his contract and, as yet, hasn’t played in the Premier League for the Molineux outfit.

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What’s been said?

Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Joe Edwards – who covers Wolves for the Express and Star – believes Sanderson will be given the chance to impress new manager Bruno Lage.

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“With Bruno Lage coming in now, everything is a bit up in the air, but you would imagine that he would like to have a look at Sanderson in pre-season and take things from there,” Edwards is quoted as saying.

“It doesn’t seem like they are in a rush to get rid of him at the minute.”

The Blades are said to be looking for a new defender this summer. Cover for John Egan is seen as critical. And Sanderson seems to fit the bill, both in terms of ability and price.

“Given he hasn’t played for Wolves in the Premier League and he’s going into the final year of his contract at Molineux, that seems fair,” Edwards added on the £2m fee.

Sanderson has also been linked with Newcastle United. The Magpies, like the Blades, keeping a close eye on things at Molineux.

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In fairness to Wolves here, Sheffield United fans will be able to appreciate this outlook. With Lage coming in, he’ll want to look at all his options.

The same can be said for Slavisa Jokanovic at United. Players like Regan Slater are expected to be looked at. The new Blades boss is said to be open to giving the former Hull loanee a chance.

With Sanderson, we might just have to be patient. And if he does come available for £2m, then we need to be ready to pounce.

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