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Sheffield United return with significant bid for 22-goal Championship striker

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Sheffield United have made another offer for Oliver McBurnie as they look to close a deal for the Swansea striker before the transfer deadline shuts.

The Blades saw a £15m bid for the Scotland international turned down earlier in the window but Chris Wilder is still chasing the player, who scored a very impressive 22 goals in the Championship last season.

And, according to the Sky Sports Transfer Centre (16:03), the newly-promoted Blades have launched a second move for McBurnie in a deal that could eventually reach £20m.

Whether that tempts the Swans to cash in on their main man remains to be seen, although they have shown already this window that they will sell for the right price after Daniel James left for Manchester United in an £18m transfer.

Losing McBurnie would be a huge setback for the Welsh side though, as the next highest scorer for the Swans behind the striker last season managed just five goals.

Steve Cooper’s side kick-off their Championship campaign against Hull City this weekend.

The Verdict

It seems inevitable that Sheffield United will secure a deal for McBurnie as Swansea have shown they will cash in if a suitable offer comes in.

You’d have to say that a deal reaching £20m falls into that bracket, although he is going to be very hard for Cooper to replace.

The worry is that the board won’t give the new boss enough of the funds brought in to spend on new signings as it’s clear new faces will be needed. So, it’s going to be a very busy end to the window for the Swans and they have a big decision to make with this offer.

From McBurnie’s perspective, the chance to move to the Premier League is going to appeal and he will surely hope this deal gets sorted as soon as possible.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.


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