SHEFFIELD UNITED: Blades eye Scots star Gary Kenneth

Heading South: International Gary Kenneth wants to move to an English outfit
Heading South: International Gary Kenneth wants to move to an English outfit

SHEFFIELD United could consider an audacious move for Gary Kenneth after the Scotland defender expressed a desire to join an English club.

Kenneth, who has won 10 international caps at under-21 and senior level, wants to head south of the border after allowing his contract with Dundee United to expire.

Having identified the SPL and SFL as potentially rich sources of new talent, Danny Wilson is understood to be monitoring the 24-year-old’s situation closely as he prepares to overhaul Bramall Lane’s first team squad.

Hibernian youngster David Wotherspoon also features on Wilson’s list of prospective summer signings but the United manager is believed to have shelved plans to submit a bid for Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas following last month’s League One play-off final defeat.

Kenneth has made nearly 200 appearances for the Tayside outfit since making his debut in 2005.

Blackpool had a £500,000 offer rejected for the centre-half’s services in 2010 but Kenneth is now a free agent after electing not to pen fresh terms at Tannadice.

“Obviously I’ll be going in the summer but I’m no further forward in finding a new club,” he admitted recently.

“We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”

Meanwhile, Wilson is still waiting to discover whether Kevin McDonald, Chris Porter and Lee Williamson will agree new deals with United.

Porter, previously of Derby County, scored eight goals for United en route to the divisional showpiece with Huddersfield Town.

Prolific midfielder Williamson counts Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Burnley among his admirers.

United have placed season tickets for the 2012/13 campaign on general sale, priced from £369 (adults) and £60 (concessions).

United, who are set to establish a warm-weather training camp in Malta next month, return to competitive action when they host Burton Albion in the Capital One Cup first round on either Tuesday August 14 or Wednesday August 15