James Hanson on his way after 'turning down Mansfield move' - Reports

The Iron have been heavily linked with a move for Sheffield United striker James Hanson, after it emerged that the target man turned down a move to League Two side, Mansfield Town.

Hanson was signed by the Blades in January from Bradford City, as a player they hoped would help them get over the line to promotion from League One.

The 29-year-old made 13 appearances for last year's League One Champions - including scoring a goal on his debut - but is thought to be out-of-favour with the club now in the Championship.

The only appearance Hanson has made thus far this season was during the Blades' 3-2 EFL Cup success over Walsall last Wednesday.

The forward was plucked from non-league side Guiseley by Bradford in 2009, and went on to make 335 appearances in all competitions during a eight year stay for the Bantams, scoring on 91 occasions.

HITC were the first news outlet to reveal the Iron's interests, with their claims suggesting a 'source close to the club' had revealed our intentions.

Since then, James Shield of the Sheffield Star has confirmed that there is legitimate interest.
Despite the link, the club have remained coy on the transfer, with BBC Humberside presenter Mike White claiming no one at the club would make a comment on the speculation.
It is thought that the Blades aren't in a rush to sell Hanson, but if the Iron can match what they paid for him in January, then he could well be on his way to Glanford Park.