Sheffield United have agreed a club record £10m fee with Bournemouth for Lys Mousset, reports the Daily Echo.
Mousset did not play in the Cherries’ 3-2 pre-season friendly win over AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night as he prepares for the move.
The striker would become the Blades’ fourth summer signing. It would also be the third time they have broken their transfer record since gaining promotion back to the Premier League.
As the Yorkshire Post outlines, first Luke Freeman was signed from QPR for £5m. This exceeded the previous highest amount paid for a new player when John Egan joined from Brentford last summer.
Then Callum Robinson arrived from Preston North End in an £8m deal.
What next for Sheffield United after Mousset?
United are still in the chase for another forward – Oli McBurnie. BBC Sport reports the South Yorkshire club have already had a £15m bid for McBurnie rejected by Swansea City.
Apparently the Swans are holding out for in excess of £20m if they are to sell the 23-year-old. McBurnie himself has admitted that he is “flattered” by the interest being shown in him from Bramall Lane.
The attacking links don’t end there, either. The Evening Standard says initial enquiries have been made for Neal Maupay, who has a trio of top flight sides chasing him.
As well as the Blades, Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion are also interested in Maupay. The Bees want around £20m for the Frenchman.
According to the Sheffield Star, Dean Henderson is still expected to rejoin the club on loan as well. Henderson has just joined up with his Manchester United teammates on their pre-season tour of Singapore and China.
However, once the goalkeeper has signed a new contract and the future of David de Gea has also been resolved, the move is set to be completed.
Nottingham Forest’s Ben Osborn is another on the radar.