According to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter, Fernando Forestieri may be about to commit a cardinal sin in Sheffield by swapping the blue and white of Wednesday for the red and white of United.
The Italian wouldn’t be the first player to do that in recent years, but he must be cautious if he chooses to leave Hillsborough for Bramall Lane.
Chris Wilder’s side is built on dressing room atmosphere and togetherness and Forestieri must embrace that if he is to move across the Steel City.
The United boss has always cultivated a strong feeling of brotherhood throughout his squad and with the supporters. It’s hard to pick out a name in the Blades’ team who the fans don’t love, and that’s down to Wilder instilling a positive attitude into the players.
The 51-year-old has a lot of the same tight-knit group who earnt the club promotion from League One, and if the Italian is to go to Bramall Lane, he must fit in with the squad.
If there is one man who Forestieri can learn from it is Gary Madine.
The striker was one of the most hated figures for Sheffield United fans for years, due to his comments about their players and his affinity for the Owls.
When the Blades made the shock move to sign him on loan from Cardiff City in January it caused a lot of backlash from United fans, but almost six months on from his arrival at the club he is one of their most adored players.
Performances on the pitch alongside his antics off the pitch have seen Madine become a fan favourite and Forestieri must follow that example, or else United supporters won’t accept him should a deal go through.