Date: 11th July 2018 at 7:00am
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Sheffield Star reporter James Shield tweeted out a message on social media yesterday that definitely put the cat amongst the pigeons.

He drew light to speculation on the rumour mill suggesting that Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was tempted with making a move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall.

The 27-year-old came in from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, speculated to be tiny, back in January 2017 but he only made 18 appearances in total with a return of four goals and there were plenty of whispers as to why we loaned him out with talk of a training ground bust-up.

Tempers seem to have settled as he is back with us following his spell at Derby County and his words were positive as he overcomes the injury that effectively ended his season, but it seems United have been keeping a watchful eye on him and this move would certainly light the proverbial touchpaper.

A number of Owls fans were pretty unequivocal in their responses to the suggestion when it broke – although others saw merits in the deal if one could be done.

 

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