Norwich City free agent Sam McCallum could be headed for Championship rivals Sheffield United this summer.

That’s according to reports from The Sun’s Alan Nixon, who has stated via his Patreon page that the Blades are keen on taking the left-back to Bramall Lane.

United’s transfer dealings are delicate at present, with a pending takeover leaving things in flux. But Nixon claims that McCallum could be an exception as he wouldn’t incur a transfer fee.

The former Coventry man is free to leave Norwich ahead of the 2024-25 season, having decided not to sign a new contract and end his four-and-a-half-year stay at the club.

He’s been linked with a move to fellow second-tier side Stoke City, who have also signed Ben Gibson from the Canaries, but no deal has materialised for McCallum.

The 23-year-old became a part of the Norwich first-team squad in 2022 after spending more than half of his time there out on loan. He made 25 appearances across all competitions in the 2022-23 season, claiming two assists before enjoying a breakout campaign last term.

He played 34 times in his final year in Norfolk, scoring his only goal for City in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

Club legend Darren Huckerby says McCallum's departure is a loss for Norwich, just as he had begun to find form.

"I thought he did pretty well towards the end of his time at Norwich," he told Coventry Live. "When he first arrived he was just a young lad and then he was in and out when they were in the Premier League.

"I thought that when he played he held his own, and his release is probably more about him playing regular first team football than not being wanted as such.

"He is obviously a good player and towards the end of his spell I really thought he was showing what he could do. It’s one of those where he just needs to be playing first-team football week-in and week-out."