Tottenham centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers close to Sheffield United loan

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Cameron Carter-Vickers of Tottenham runs with the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Juventus
Image: Cameron Carter-Vickers has made only four appearances for Spurs in the cups

Tottenham centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers is close to joining Sheffield United on loan, according to Sky sources.

The USA youth captain is being allowed out for first-team games as Spurs edge closer to a deal to sign Juan Foyth from Estudiantes.

The Blades have been in the market for another centre-back all summer, with several bids being knocked back for Blackburn's Darragh Lenihan.

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Boss Chris Wilder has been playing with a back-three this season - the same as Mauricio Pochettino - and Bramall Lane is seen as an encouraging place for Carter-Vickers to gain good experience.

Spurs have also been improving their own defence this summer, and recently signed Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez in a club-record £38.4m deal.

And they are also back in talks for Foyth - an Argentina youth international who shone at the U20 World Cup.

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Carter-Vickers has made four appearances in cup competitions for Tottenham and found life difficult against some of Europe's top sides in the International Champions Cup in the USA in pre-season.

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