Gossip Column (February 11): Sheffield United face Burn test | Leeds United goalkeeper | Wednesday's waiting game

SHEFFIELD UNITED could face further frustration in their quest to land long-time loan target Dan Burn.
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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has suggested that he may keep hold of Burn to encourage ‘competition for places’ in the Cottagers’ rearguard - which would deal a further blow to his Blades counterpart Nigel Adkins.

The Bramall Lane chief is keen to land some loan signings after failing to land any players in the January transfer window.

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Leeds United are set to offer young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell a new contract - with the highly-rated 19-year-old being linked with summer moves to top-flight outfits Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland with Derby County monitoring developments.

Peacock-Farrell, who is providing back-up to Marco Silvestri in the absence of the injured Ross Turnbull, will be a free agent in the summer with his current deal scheduled to expire in June.

Sheffield Wednesday are playing a waiting game in their quest to add to their squad in the emergency loan window.

The Owls are eyeing a potential midfield recruit and have been linked with Watford’s Adlene Guedioura, with Everton schemer Darron Gibson being another potential target.

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Bradford City are closing in on a deal to sign West Ham teenage midfielder Josh Cullen.

Sources in the capital say that Bradford want to bring in the Republic of Ireland under-21 international, who made his Premier League debut in August for the Hammers at Anfield, on loan.

Cullen, who penned a long-term deal in the autumn, has been a recent regular on the bench.