Swansea City have rejected a £15m offer for striker Oli McBurnie from newly-promoted Sheffield United, according to BBC Sport.
It is understood the Welsh club will only listen to offers in the region of £20million for the services of McBurnie, who scored 22 goals in the Championship last season.
The Swans are in the middle of another transitional summer with Steve Cooper replacing the departing Graham Potter as manager, while key man Daniel James has also left the club to join Manchester United.
The Liberty Stadium outfit will be keen to avoid another significant departure before the season starts, but it appears Swansea could be forced into a sale if the offer is right.
McBurnie has not been pushing for a move away from South Wales this summer, but it is thought Swansea’s chances of keeping the 23-year-old would also significantly reduce should be signal a desire to leave.
The Scotland international was on the scoresheet for Cooper’s side during their 3-2 friendly victory over Crawley Town on Saturday.
It is a strong move from Swansea to not be lured into a sale lightly, especially as the reported £15million fee would significantly ease the club’s financial burden.
Their decision to reject the offer indicates the importance of McBurnie to this Swansea side, as his goalscoring touch saved Potter’s side on several occasions last season.
However, I don’t think this transfer saga is over just yet with Chris Wilder clearly determined to get his man, as the £15million fee would have smashed the club’s transfer record.
The Blades must now decide if they want to take their pursuit of McBurnie further by offering a larger fee, or whether they turn their attentions to Brentford’s Neal Maupay who has also been linked.