The transfer window may now be closed but more deals are still expected at Sheffield United.
Premier League and Championship clubs can no longer sign players this summer, but those in the lower levels of English football can.
League One and Two sides have until the end of August to bring in new personnel. And Blades manager Chris Wilder says two of his current squad could be on their way there.
Ben Heneghan and Jake Wright haven’t been given squad numbers for this season and are expected to depart.
“They’ll move on,” Wilder told the Sheffield Star. “Ben played a lot of football at Blackpool (on loan) last season and Jake is an experienced player, so I won’t be surprised if he goes as well.”
Other Sheffield United players potentially leaving after transfer window
The report also says that Leon Clarke could exit Bramall Lane before the month is out. Unless the striker moves abroad, this would mean Clarke dropping into the third tier, though.
Which when considering the 34-year-old was on loan at Wigan Athletic in the second half of last term may be a bit of a step down.
Wilder told the Sheffield Star on deadline day there was loan interest from the Championship in Clarke and Mark Duffy. Duffy eventually joined Stoke City, but the forward remains.
However, Wilder now has five different options upfront and Clarke was another not handed a number. So it could be a case of moving to League One or not playing at all in 2019/20.
Someone who is expected to leave South Yorkshire imminently is Samir Carruthers. Cambridge United boss Colin Calderwood told Cambridgeshire Live the U’s are confident of bringing in the midfielder on loan.
Carruthers has been on trial at Cambridge.
The other player from the seven the Daily Mail reported were on United’s transfer list is Ricky Holmes. Although not currently linked with anyone, a move down the leagues remains a likely outcome.