The Sheffield United transfer budget is clearly higher than the £20m that the Daily Mail reported.

The newspaper were the first to come up with the figure back in May. It was then widely circulated that this would be all manager Chris Wilder had to spend to get his squad ready for the Premier League.

However, as the Sheffield Star reports, the recent club record signing of Lys Mousset has already taking this summer’s spending to £24m. Mousset arrived from Bournemouth in a £10m deal.

This eclipsed the £8m spent on Callum Robinson, which in turn beat the £6m paid for Luke Freeman.

And as Wilder revealed before the arrival of Mousset, business isn’t expected to end there.

“I think we’ll break the record a third time and might break it again, which is exciting news as a club,” the 51-year-old told Sheffield Live!

“I want another four to come in, which will give us a nice number to work with.”

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There is every chance the South Yorkshire club could spend the same amount again before the new season begins on August 9.

That is because they have already had a £15m bid for Oli McBurnie rejected, as reported by BBC Sport. McBurnie says he is “flattered” by the interest, but Swansea City are holding out for at least £20m.

Then there are the reports linking Neal Maupay with a move to Bramall Lane. According to the Sun, Brentford are willing to sell Maupay for £15m having initially wanted £22m.

Finally, the Guardian claims the Blades have had a £3m offer for Ben Osborn turned down by Nottingham Forest. The Sun says it will cost around double that to convince Forest to sell.

Whatever happens, though, it seems Wilder has significantly more to spend than was first feared.

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