Butler close to agreeing Blades deal

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Sheffield United are closing in on the signing of Walsall captain Andy Butler, the Sheffield Telegraph understands.

Butler, who hails from Doncaster, still lives in South Yorkshire and is understood to have identified Bramall Lane as his preferred destination, when his Walsall contract expires next month.

Boss Nigel Clough is lining up a two-year deal for the 30-year-old.

Clough, who has spent this week on holiday, is also hopeful that Harry Maguire will agree a new deal at United - although Championship side Wolves are known to be interested.