Sheffield United are hopeful of reaching an agreement with Nottingham Forest over the signing of their defender, Joe Worrall.
The Blades are desperate to bolster their defence ahead of a crucial five game period that is set to make or break the campaign. Chris Wilder will see all five games as a chance at points, with the likes of Luton, Palace, and Wolves all included in the run.
However, Wilder wants new signings to help and according to a report from TeamTalk, the Blades boss really wants Worrall signed.
Sheffield United hoping to agree permanent deal for Joe Worrall
According to the report from TT, United and Forest are locked in negotiations over doing a deal to bring Worrall to Bramall Lane.
As it stands, Forest do not want to loan the experienced defender out and would prefer a permanent deal to help them with their FFP situation. Worrall, as we know, counts as a homegrown player and any income made on him is pure profit for the club.
It’s claimed that United and Forest would be willing to do business over a permanent deal for Worrall and that at the moment, discussions are ongoing over a suitable fee.
United are thought to be hopeful of concluding a deal before next week’s deadline passes.
Quite what the price will be, remains to be seen. Forest have previously looked to get around £10m for the 27-year-old but it would be a huge surprise to see the Blades pay that.
Worrall – who was lauded by Steve Cooper as ‘incredible’ previously – could well come in as either a replacement or as a partner for Anel Ahmedhodzic. The Bosnian is attracting the attentions of Napoli and Atalanta in Italy.
United, then, look set for a busy end to the January window.