Sunderland and Reading linked with move for Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan

Sunderland have been credited with an interest in Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 5:52 pm
Billy Clarke of Bradford City competes for the ball with Ben Heneghan of Blackpool.

The Black Cats – currently operating a one in, one out transfer policy - were also linked with the centre-back last season.

Heneghan is a firm target for Championship side Reading and Sky Sports report both clubs have made initial enquiries about his availability this summer.

The 25-year-old defender, who spent last season on loan at Blackpool, is surplus to requirements at Bramall Lane.

Sign up to our Sunderland AFC newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Sunderland have a wealth of central defenders following the arrival of Jordan Willis on a free from Coventry City - with Jack Baldwin, Tom Flanagan, Glenn Loovens and Alim Ozturk already on the books.

The Black Cats are currently in Portugal on a pre-season tour with two games to come this week.

Sunderland kick-off the new season at home to Oxford United on August 3 at the Stadium of Light.