Chris Wilder admits Sheffield United tried to sign Millwall's Jed Wallace on a couple of occasions

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

The Sheffield United boss has confirmed his side's past interest in Millwall's Wallace, who was owned by Wolverhampton Wanderers until July.

Jed Wallace of Millwall in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Millwall and Northampton Town at The Den on April 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sheffield United tried to sign Millwall winger Jed Wallace "on a couple of occasions", Blades manager Chris Wilder has revealed in an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield.

United take on Millwall at the Den on Saturday in what will be the two sides' first meeting since their promotion back to the Championship this year.

And Wallace will be looking to add to his tally of three goals and one assist for the Lions this campaign.

The 23-year-old signed for Millwall on a permanent basis from Wolverhampton Wanderers in July, having previously starred for Neil Harris' team in multiple loan spells.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

But Wallace would have been a Sheffield United player had Wilder had his own way - although the Yorkshireman did not reveal any further details, such as the timing of his side's interest or how close they came to signing him.

United previously raided Wolves for Wallace's former teammate Ethan Ebanks-Landell, however the defender returned to Molineux at the end of his loan spell in May.

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