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Report: Jamal Blackman wants Sheffield United return, Wilder yet to make final decision

Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers at Bramall Lane on February 20, 2018 in...

Sheffield United are in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer.

Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers at Bramall Lane on February 20, 2018 in...

According to the Sheffield Star, Chelsea's Jamal Blackman wants to return to Sheffield United, but manager Chris Wilder is also looking at other options.

The Blades enjoyed a fine return to the Championship by clinching a top half finish, and they will be hoping to push towards the top six next season.

Manager Wilder will be looking for reinforcements, and he will be looking to resolve his goalkeeping situation sooner rather than later as summer transfer business gets going.

Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Jamal Blackman (C) saves a challenge from Leicester City's English defender Harry Maguire during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between...

Wilder does have Simon Moore and Jake Eastwood at his disposal, but a goalkeeper will be signed this summer to take the starting role – and Jamal Blackman's name is leading the conversation.

Blackman, 24, spent last season on loan with Sheffield United having been once again farmed out by parent club Chelsea, and he made 31 Championship appearances for the Blades.

The 6ft 6in stopper largely impressed for United, and the Sheffield Star report that Blackman wants to return to Bramall Lane this summer, presumably in another loan deal.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

However, it's noted that manager Wilder is keeping his options open and is looking elsewhere too, with a final decision expected to be communicated to Blackman in the near future.

The Mirror reported on Monday that the Blades want Manchester United's Dean Henderson on loan, and he may be one of a number of stoppers on Wilder's wish list as he considers alternative targets to Blackman.

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