Southend are determined not to lose Ryan Leonard but Sheffield United are refusing to take no for an answer.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder admits he needs cover in central midfield - and The Blades may look at Ryan Leonard again.
Southend United will want to build on last season's seventh placed finish but they won't be able to call-upon Rangers winger Harry Forrester.
Bolton Wanderers, Millwall and Sheffield United will all be playing Championship football next season but who will win the race for Ryan Leonard?
A virtual ever-present for Southend United, could Ryan Leonard be an excellent addition to Sheffield United's squad for next season?
The 20-year-old Tottenham Hotspur loanee made the first league start of his professional career for Southend United on Saturday.
Noel Hunt was on target for Southend United against Peterborough United in League One on Saturday afternoon.
Nottingham Forest winger Stephen McLaughlin is wanted by League One outfit Southend United.