The Rumour Mill - Day 1

Last updated : 01 January 2009 By Jamie Furniss
Bramall Lane
Throughout the month we will publish daily updates on rumours surrounding Sheffield United in The Rumour Mill.
Newcastle United are eyeing a bid for Blades defender Kyle Naughton. The fee is believed to be around the figure of £1.5m. Fulham, Hull and Blackburn are other Premier League clubs being linked with the 20 year old.
Lee Croft is believed to still be on Kevin Blackwell's wanted list. The Norwich winger impressed Blackwell when United played the Canaries at Carrow Road and in other fixtures including the Anglia derby.
Northampton will try their best to get United's academy star Kyle Walker back at Sixfields. Walker recently returned to Bramall Lane after a short loan spell with the Cobblers. Northampton Manager Stuart Gray said: "He is a level-headed lad, a genuine lad, and an athletic lad.

"You never know what's going to happen in this transfer window, because he may end up being surplus to requirements at Sheffield United. I'll certainly keep plugging away."