Sheffield United are plotting a £3 million move for Ipswich Town defender Luke Woolfenden, according to a report by The Sun.

The Blades are looking to add more depth to their defensive options in this transfer window and have placed the highly-rated League One man on their radar.

Woolfenden, who is 21 years old, has burst onto the scene for Paul Lambert’s side and has put in some impressive performances in his 25 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Sheffield United are hoping they can lure him away from Portman Road this winter with the prospect of Premier League football.

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Woolfenden still has two years left on his contract with the Tractor Boys but his side will face a battle to hold onto his services this month.

He joined Ipswich at the age of 11 and rose up through the academy of his local side. He made his senior debut in a League Cup tie against Luton Town in August 2017.

Woolfenden went on loan a few months later to Bromley to gain some first experience and played 26 times for the National League side.

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He then spent last season on loan at Swindon Town in League Two, where he made 36 appearances and chipped in with two goals.

The 6ft 4inc defender returned to Ipswich over the summer and has become a first team regular for them in League One. He has now caught the eye of Sheffield United and could be on his way to Yorkshire this winter with Chris Wilder’s side eyeing a swoop.

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