Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has revealed two more players could leave the club soon.
Upon their promotion to the Premier League, the Daily Mail reported the Blades placed seven of their squad on the transfer list.
Three have since left. Nathan Thomas and Ben Heneghan returned on loan to Carlisle United and Blackpool respectively. Meanwhile, Ched Evans joined Fleetwood Town in a permanent move.
Now Wilder says a further two could be on their way. The transfer window for League One and Two clubs closes on September 2.
“There’s been a little bit of interest in both Leon (Clarke) and Jake (Wright),” the 51-year-old told the Sheffield Star.
“I’m sure those boys want to play football, and get themselves going again.”
What next for Sheffield United players Wilder mentions?
Having been told they are surplus to requirements at Bramall Lane, either Clarke and Wright move to the third or fourth tier of English football, or abroad.
The former is more likely, although there could potentially be sides in Scotland interested in the duo.
As well as Clarke and Wright, the Blades are also trying to move on Samir Carruthers and Ricky Holmes. While there appears to be little interest in Holmes, Cambridge United have made no secret of their desire to sign Carruthers.
The midfielder has been on trial with the U’s and their boss Colin Calderwood is keen to complete a deal.
“It’s a little bit within Samir and Sheffield United’s court at the minute. We’re pushing and Samir’s pushing and Sheffield United are pushing to try to get something done,” Calderwood told the Cambridge Independent.
“There has to be an endpoint for something of course, but ideally the negotiations will hopefully progress a little bit sharper and quicker than they have done in the last week or so.
“It’s frustrating for me, frustrating for probably Sheffield United and Samir as well because we really want him in and around and available for selection.”