Sheffield United linked with £10m Mason Holgate and Arsenal ace Calum Chambers
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Sheffield United linked with £10m Mason Holgate and Arsenal ace Calum Chambers

Sheffield United are linked with Arsenal defender Calum Chambers and Mason Holgate of Everton.

The Sun claims the Blades are among four clubs interested in Holgate. Bournemouth, Burnley and West Bromwich Albion make up the quartet.

Holgate is valued at around £10m and the Toffees could be tempted to sell. West Brom are the least likely to complete the deal as their financial power is hindered by being in the Championship.

As for Chambers, according to the Mirror manager Chris Wilder has made an enquiry about taking the 24-year-old on loan.

Should Sheffield United sign Calum Chambers or Mason Holgate?

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It seems that improving the defence is Wilder’s next priority ahead of the transfer window shutting on Thursday.

United have already been pretty busy in the market this summer. Eight new players have been signed, with the club’s transfer record broken four times.

However, if Wilder is going to continue with the 3-4-1-2 system that got his side promoted last season, he needs several options at the back.

It’s highly likely the trio that served him so well last term will start the new campaign. This would see Chris Basham and Jack O’Connell playing either side of John Egan.

Premier League experience is provided by Phil Jagielka and Richard Stearman. Kean Bryan makes up the options, although was used sparingly in 2018/19.

Bringing in another player at centre-back could prove useful.

Holgate spent the second half of last season on loan with the aforementioned Baggies. To date the England Under-21 international has only played 38 top flight matches. He can also operate at right-back.

Like Holgate, Chambers can play on the right side of defence as well. Last term he was on loan at Fulham as they were relegated, making him far more experienced at the top with 125 games to his name.

Not only that, but with three caps Chambers is a senior England international and can also play in defensive midfield, so he’s a versatile option.

If it is a straight decision between the two, then the Gunners ace is the standout choice.

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