Sheffield United are being linked with a move for former West Ham full-back Arthur Masuaku, as they continue to scour the transfer market.

The Blades are looking far and wide to bring in new players during the summer window. Paul Heckingbottom is working on a tight budget for now and is looking to pick up bargains before the kick-off in August.

And according to reports from Turkey, former Hammers left-back Masuaku is a target.

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Sheffield United keen on signing Arthur Masuaku

Turkish outlet Takvim claims that United could come knocking on the door for the Congolese star in the summer.

This, despite Besiktas only turning his loan move from West Ham permanent a few months ago. The Turkish side paid around £2m to complete the deal.

However, Takvim claims that the Blades could still make their move. Interestingly, it also throws in to the mix that United could look to sell Rhys Norrington-Davies to make room for Masuaku.

How true that element of the rumour is, is wide open to debate.

Norrington-Davies has been out injured but is expected to be part of the squad for next season. His ability to play left-back and left centre-back makes him a key squad member for Paul Heckingbottom.

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The idea of signing Masuaku, a left-back, is not to be discounted. But the idea that we’ll be moving Rhys Norrington-Davies on to make room makes this one hard to believe.

The Blades are likely to need a new wing-back and it remains to be seen if Enda Stevens will stick around. The Irishman is out of contract and there is no news yet of the retained list.

However, it still makes Masuaku coming in for Norrington-Davies unlikely. Sure, sign the former West Ham man as well as RND. But not too many Blades fans would be happy with the idea of losing the Welshman to bring in Masuaku.