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Sheffield United: The other Championship clubs tracking Dean Henderson before his move to Bramall Lane are revealed

Sheffield United beat-off competition from a host of Championship rivals, including Norwich City, to sign goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

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Dean Henderson has joined Sheffield United on loan

Sheffield United: The reasons why Dean Henderson is a typical ‘Chris Wilder’ signing

Within hours of arriving at Bramall Lane, Dean Henderson endeared himself to Sheffield United supporters by tweeting the words to the Greasy Chip Butty song on his timeline.

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Harry Maguire started his career with Sheffield United

Sheffield United: From Bramall Lane with love...how one club helped produce three lions who are preparing to roar in Russia

As Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and Gary Cahill prepare to represent England at the World Cup, James Shield analyses how the former Sheffield United trio became key members of Gareth Southgate’s squad.

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Louis Reed (right) has joined Peterborough United

Sheffield United: Midfielder leaves Bramall Lane

Louis Reed has joined Peterborough on a permanent basis.

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Nigel Adkins is now in charge of Hull City

Sheffield United: Carabao Cup draw produces an intriguing draw for Chris Wilder’s side

Nigel Adkins’ last appearance at Bramall Lane proved an excruciating experience, culminating in the now infamous ‘Walk of Shame.’

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Sheffield United's matchday programme UTB

Sheffield United: Club makes an announcement about its matchday programme following EFL vote

The announcement struck fear into the hearts of anoraks, collectors and traditionalists everywhere.

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Sheffield United: Chris Wilder’s side face Yorkshire derby against a familiar face in the Carabao Cup

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder’s side face Yorkshire derby against a familiar face in the Carabao Cup

Sheffield United have been handed a home drawn against Hull City in the Carabao Cup first round.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Sparky reminds The Blades about the danger of ad hoc planning and could have succeeded here if Chris Wilder had arrived earlier

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Sparky reminds The Blades about the danger of ad hoc planning and could have succeeded here if Chris Wilder had arrived earlier

He has scored 55 goals in 158 games, averages one every 1.9 starts and is unlikely to command an extravagant fee having entered the final 12 months of his contract.

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Simon Moore is highly regarded by Sheffield United's coaching staff: David Klein/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades expected to take-up goalkeeping option

Sheffield United are poised to activate a clause in Simon Moore’s contract which will tie him to Bramall Lane for a further 12 months.

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Sheffield United: Why the World Cup is likely to hold only limited interest for Chris Wilder

Later today, when the World Cup begins in Russia, Chris Wilder plans to watch the match with an ice cold beer, not a pen, notepad and laptop.

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Sheffield Utd co-owners Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad bin Abdullah Al Said and Kevin McCabe: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Co-owners business deal paves the way for major acquisition drive

In a further sign of his determination to increase his influence overseas, Sheffield United co-owner HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s “substantial” investment has paved the way for a London based real estate firm to embark upon a multi-million pound spending spree according to leading analysts.

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Chris Wilder is confident Sheffield United can bridge the financial divide

Sheffield United: Blades prepare to get creative in the transfer market as they chase another play-off challenge

Chris Wilder has admitted Sheffield United must be creative in the transfer market if they want to challenge for the play-offs next season.

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Sheffield United: ‘I decide who this club signs, no one else’

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has confirmed he retains the final say on the club’s transfer dealings despite being handed an improved recruitment budget.

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David Brooks became a marked man in the Championship last season: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: The multi-million pound gang who love life at Bramall Lane

Despite the uncertainty surrounding David Brooks’ future following a remarkable breakthrough season at Bramall Lane, manager Chris Wilder is convinced all of Sheffield United’s most valuable players are committed to the Championship club.

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Chris Wilder does not want 'squad fillers' this summer: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder reveals the one thing all his transfer targets must be able to prove

Chris Wilder has told Sheffield United this summer’s new arrivals must all be capable of making an immediate impact at first team level.

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Lee Evans will be even better next season, manager Chris Wilder insists: Harry Marshall/Sportimage

Sheffield United: The real reason why Chris Wilder will not make wholesale changes this summer

Chris Wilder’s decision to focus on quality rather than quantity in this summer’s transfer window is a reflection of both Sheffield United’s improved recruitment budget and his faith in Sheffield United’s first team squad.

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Sheffield United's squad has been pieced together on a modest budget: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why manager Chris Wilder hates hearing people use the word ‘gamble’

One club is teetering on the brink of financial collapse. Another, according to several well-placed sources, has instructed an agent to encourage bids for all of its players.

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Chris Wilder says Sheffield United are an attractive proposition: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘This club has got something money can’t buy’ Chris Wilder tells his transfer targets

Chris Wilder is convinced the lure of playing at Bramall Lane can give Sheffield United a vital edge in the transfer market this summer.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Handing Chris Wilder all the money recouped from any player sales makes diplomatic, financial and footballing sense

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Handing Chris Wilder all the money recouped from any player sales makes diplomatic, financial and footballing sense

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the statement Leeds published last week confirming Paul Heckingbottom’s departure was not that another manager had been sacked before learning the opening lines of ‘Marching on Together’ but that Elland Road employed a dedicated free-kick specialist.

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David Brooks has attracted top-flight interest: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades hope to tough it out despite top-flight interest in young star

Sheffield United are determined to try and keep David Brooks at Bramall Lane, despite acknowledging the Wales international is being monitored by a number of Premier League clubs.

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