Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has revealed he hasn’t heard anything from Wolves about loan star Morgan Gibbs-White.

The midfielder is currently enjoying a brilliant season-long loan spell with the Blades.

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The 21-year-old has been a regular in the starting XI since the very start of the season, making 15 appearances so far.

He’s helped himself to five goals – his latest being an absolute cracker against Cardiff City – and four assists.

Gibbs-White is already extremely popular at Bramall Lane, and is seen as a key player for a potential promotion push.

Just lately though there has been a bit of talk about Wolves recalling the player.

Last month The Athletic reported Wolves were very pleased with Gibbs-White’s progress. They also said that the club were giving consideration to bringing him back.

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The club are keeping close tabs on him, and Matt Jackson – the club’s Strategic Player Marketing Manager – is supposedly in regular contact with him.

Blades manager Heckingbottom has been speaking about Gibbs-White, and said that there has not been any contact with Wolves.

He said: “No not yet [heard anything]. So we will see.

“He’s not our player and when you take loan players we know that. We would love to keep him, he’s great about the place and a good footballer and on the flip side to that we think we are a great fit for him as well.”

He went on to say that Gibbs-White is ‘having a good season’ and ‘developing well’, and the player can see the value of his loan move.

Ideally Wolves will leave Gibbs-White on loan at Sheffield United

Morgan Gibbs-White is clearly flourishing on loan with Sheffield United.

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Bruno Lage did want to keep hold of him, but the player decided he wanted to depart so he could play regularly – and the move is paying off.

It would be potentially disruptive to pluck Gibbs-White out of an environment in which he is clearly thriving.

Wolves do have a lack of midfield options at the moment. But Fosun need to back Lage in the transfer market, rather than potentially infringe on the development of loan players.

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