Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has admitted he is “flattered” by the interest from Sheffield United.

BBC Sport reports a £15m bid from the Blades was rejected by Swansea. It’s believed they’re looking for in excess of £20m for McBurnie.

Up until now the 23-year-old has kept quiet on the matter, but it seems a move to Bramall Lane could be tempting for him.

“Of course it’s flattering, it means you’re doing something right. You want to be getting attention from clubs like that,” McBurnie said.

“I’ll not let my head turn and get on with things. It’s not for my decision, it’s for people way above me to decide.”

Swans manager Steve Cooper also commented on the rejected offer and the future of McBurnie at the Liberty Stadium.

“I think there’s a price on any player but at the moment the offers have been rejected. Until I hear any differently we’ll continue to keep working every day,” Cooper told Wales Online.

Will Oli McBurnie leave Swansea?

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The Championship club have made it clear they don’t want to sell any more of their key players, including McBurnie. They have already lost Dan James to Manchester United this summer.

The sale of James came at a time when the South Wales side were under significant financial pressure. However, the money received from the Red Devils has helped alleviate that.

The Sheffield Star says that Swansea are therefore in a stronger position when it comes to keeping McBurnie. They are instead looking to offload high earners, such as Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Borja Baston and Jefferson Montero.

Of course the Swans would be powerless should McBurnie decide he wants to be playing in the Premier League. To date the Scotland international has made just 16 appearances in the division during the 2017/18 campaign when Swansea were relegated.

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