Billy Sharp and Enda Stevens are the latest Sheffield United players to sign a new contract with the club.

Sharp put pen to paper to keep him at Bramall Lane until 2021, while Stevens has committed himself with the Blades until 2022.

This comes after Chris Basham and David McGoldrick also signed new deals. Martin Cranie, meanwhile, extended his short term stay until the end of this season.

So which players will be next to start negotiations?

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The Sheffield Star reports that talks are expected with Jack O’Connell, John Fleck and Kieron Freeman. However, those will not start until at least the summer.

“We’ll leave it now until the end of the season and see where we are,” Wilder said.

“The ownership will be decided by then too. We’re settled, the players can get their heads down and we’ll assess everything else then.”

Wilder has pointed to the fact that there is an ongoing dispute between the co-owners – Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah. Both own 50 percent each in the club.

Both have also launched rival takeover bids and with no resolution forthcoming, it will now be decided by a court hearing in May who will take control of the Blades.

Despite this uncertainty Wilder has worked hard to ensure that on the pitch things have remained consistent. Aside from the five loanees, there are now only five first team players out of contract this summer.

They are Paul Coutts, Simon Moore, Conor Washington, Jake Wright and Cranie. In truth there could be doubts over whether any have warranted a new deal.

The quintet will have until the end of the season to prove their worth to United. What it does mean is that the club don’t have any key players who could leave on a free transfer come June.

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