Sheffield United are keen to bring Leicester keeper Danny Ward to Bramall Lane after Welshman fell out of favour under Enzo Maresca… with Blades also targeting ex-Foxes man Kasper Schmeichel

  • Sheffield United have made an enquiry over Leicester keeper Danny Ward  
  • The Blades are keen for more depth in between the sticks as they bid to survive 
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Sheffield United have asked about signing Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward as boss Chris Wilder looks to add competition in between the sticks. 

Ward has found himself well out of favour under Foxes boss Enzo Maresca in the Championship this season – with both Mads Hermansen and Jakub Stolarczyk ahead of him in the pecking order.

Ward will be hoping for regular football this season in case Wales manage to qualify for Euro 2024 – and he would have a chance of competing with current Blades No 1 Wes Foderingham. 

The Blades had previously attempted to prise Anderlecht keeper Kasper Schmeichel, 37, away as he looks for a return to the Premier League.

The goalkeeper left England to join Nice during August 2022, after he had failed to agree a deal to extend his £120,000-per-week contract at Leicester City. 

Sheffield United are eager to bring out-of-favour Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward to Bramall Lane this month

The Blades have also held discussions about signing Anderlecht keeper Kasper Schmeichel

The Blades have also held discussions about signing Anderlecht keeper Kasper Schmeichel 

It would mark the end of his 11-year stay at the football club, with Schmeichel playing for just a single season with Nice before joining Anderlecht in September, 2023. 

His contract with Anderlecht will expire in the Summer, with the goalkeeper having kept two clean sheets in 13 appearances for Anderlecht. 

Sheffield United have already made one major signing this month in bringing Ben Brereton-Diaz on loan from Villarreal. 

The former Blackburn star only joined the LaLiga outfit in the summer before finding game time hard to come by. 

The Blades have already announced the signing of Ben Brereton-Diaz on loan from Villarreal

The Blades have already announced the signing of Ben Brereton-Diaz on loan from Villarreal 

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Blades boss Chris Wilder, who has made his first signing since returning for his second spell in charge last month, told the club’s official website: ‘He’s quick, powerful and obviously his recent goal record at Blackburn speaks for itself.

‘He’s got plenty of international experience as well over the last few years, representing Chile.

‘For me, the fact that he really wanted to come here and play in the Premier League was a big factor.

‘I didn’t have to say much about Sheffield United because he knows all about us already, he’s done his homework and liked what he’d heard and what we had to say to him.’ 

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