FORMER Wanderers midfielder Chris Basham has turned down a new deal at Blackpool to sign for Sheffield United.

The Whites academy graduate, who played 21 times for the club in the Premier League and FA Cup between 2008 and 2010, was one of six players out of contract at Bloomfield Road this summer.

The versatile 25-year-old was one of the mainstays of Blackpool’s side last season, making 42 appearances.