Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder admits the club could still make more new signings.

This is despite bringing in eight new players this summer – and breaking their transfer record four times in the process.

The Blades are preparing for their first season in the Premier League in 12 years and Wilder still has his eye on further acquisitions.

“Yes, we’re still hoping to do a little bit more,” the 51-year-old told the Sheffield Star.

“We’re out there, looking and trying. You can never say for definite, that’s impossible in this business, but we’re confident we can get something across the line and sorted.”

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When United first earned promotion from the Championship there was one area that clearly needed improving. Wilder was left with just two natural options upfront in David McGoldrick and captain Billy Sharp.

Since then Callum Robinson, Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie have all arrived, each breaking the club record at the same time. Wilder is happy with the attackers he’s got.

“We’ve done a lot up front,” he continued. “We’re okay there I feel, and we’re very pleased with what we’ve done.”

Judging by the rumours that are being associated with the South Yorkshire side currently, they are two positions Wilder wants to recruit in – central midfield and at centre-back.

In the middle of the park John Fleck and Oliver Norwood greatly impressed last season. Behind them John Lundstram and new signing Ben Osborn provide backup.

Yet Wilder appears to want a more defensively minded option. It’s why Football Insider reports they are keen on Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey and also Nathaniel Chalobah of Watford.

What makes both of these players even more appealing is their ability to also play in defence.

Meanwhile, the Athletic’s Leeds United writer Phil Hay says there is interest from Bramall Lane in Kalvin Phillips.

Chalobah falls into the loan category, which makes sense as Wilder has one more spot to fill. Top flight rules dictate clubs can sign up to two loanees and currently the Blades only have Dean Henderson.

Which is possibly why they have also been linked with two defenders on temporary deals. The Sun claims Everton’s Mason Holgate is one. Elsewhere, the Mirror adds Wilder has made an enquiry to Arsenal about Calum Chambers.

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