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Update provided as Brentford, Sheffield United transfer saga ticks on

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Brentford have denied that they have received an offer for their well-sought after striker Neal Maupay, according to West London Sport.

It has been reported that Premier League new-boys Sheffield United are chasing the striker, who managed to score an impressive 28 goals last campaign.

Former boss Dean Smith coached him while he was at Brentford, and also remains in the hunt for his signature.

According to West London Sport, Brentford have denied the rumours that they will accept £15million for the striker and have set an actual asking price of £20million.

The report suggests that Brentford are in no real need to sell the forward, so can hold out for as much cash as possible.

The club has acted as a feeder for many in the past and has recently sold Daniel Bentley to Bristol City and Chris Mephem to Bournemouth in January, but with the funds from these sales, they are in a position to not be budged for the signing.

The Frenchman was signed from St Etienne in 2017 and is under contract at Griffin Park until 2021.

The Verdict

Maupauy was vital for Brentford last season and proved to be one of the best players in the league, so they will be hesitant to get rid.

However, due to the draw of the Premier League, keeping him will prove to be a really tough ask and you expect he will want out.

However, as they are not in a rush to sell they can push every penny out of this deal.

This won’t suit Sheffield United, who despite being promoted will not want to overspend – and £20million might be too much.

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