Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram looks to be in the final few months of his time at Bramall Lane.
The Sheffield Star claims that United have come to the decision to look to sell Lundstram in January, with the former Everton midfielder failing to come to terms on a new deal.
It is a slight change in tact from the Blades heirarchy and Chris Wilder, who had previously been willing to keep Lundstram all season and keep their contract offer on the table until the summer.
But an apparent increase in terms has still failed to yield a breakthrough, prompting a change of heart.
However, all is not lost for the Blades, who could actually use Lundstram to land one of their long-term targets in Rangers midfielder, Glen Kamara.
The Finland star has been outstanding under the guidance of Steven Gerrard and according to 90Min, was among the players the Blades were keen on in the summer.
Swap-deal or Callum Robinson-esque transfer?
As well as United being interested in Kamara, Rangers are said to be keen on Lundstram themselves. The Scottish Sun claimed just last month the Ibrox outfit were said to be eyeing a January deal for ‘Lunny’.
That could well open the door for United and Wilder to discuss a potential swap-deal involving both Kamara and Lundstram. Obviously, this would depend on Rangers’ willingness to do a deal, given they are said to value their midfield star at around £10m and the Blades won’t get anywhere near that for Lundstram.
But it’s certainly not beyond the realms of possibility. Chris Wilder will want a new midfielder to replace Lundstram if he does go, so a move for a long-term target like Kamara may make sense.
There is, of course, a long way to go in this saga. But the writing does appear to be on the wall so it makes sense to start thinking about potential replacements for the 26-year-old.