Sheffield United: Blades still in player hunt: Mal

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Sheffield United are pursuing several lines of enquiry in the transfer market, managing director Mal Brannigan has confirmed, after allowing striker Lyle Taylor to join Scunthorpe United yesterday.

But Brannigan warned that Nigel Clough, who has placed a new centre-forward at the top of his wanted list, will not be rushed into making any decisions.

Although Brannigan refused to be drawn on those players Clough as identified as potential signings, this newspaper understands United are continuing to monitor Barnsley’s Chris O’Grady - despite reports they would find it “impossible” to table a package capable of prising him away from Oakwell.

“We are still in the transfer market and looking at a couple of options in a couple of positions,” Brannigan told The Star.

“Of course, ideally, we’d like to complete our business before the players report back for training and there’s always a chance that might happen.

“But, equally, it’s more important to go for the right player rather than one we know we could rush through a deal for straight away.”