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Report: Sheffield United 'lead the race' to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster ahead of Brighton and Crystal Palace

Sheffield United are said to be ‘leading the race’ to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster once again, with the Blades apparently ahead of both Brighton and Crystal Palace in the running.

The Blades have been trying for weeks to get a deal for Brewster over the line. The young striker scored 11 times last season for Swansea and is expected to leave Liverpool this summer.

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That notion was further hammered home last night as Jurgen Klopp left Brewster out of his squad to face Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup and now, according to the Independent, United lead the chase to sign the young England man.

Brewster’s situation has been an ongoing one throughout the summer with twists and turns reported almost daily. Just this week, Palace chairman, Steve Parish, shut down a rumour that his club had bid some £19m for the Liverpool ace. Aston Villa, meanwhile, seem to have spent up after landing Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore in the last few weeks.

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Blades boss Chris Wilder is desperate for a new striker to bolster his squad. Brewster is thought to be his number on target and it has been claimed he’s held personal talks with Jurgen Klopp over a deal. Meanwhile, the likes of Ante Budimir and Folarin Balogun have also been mentioned.

Haven’t we been here before?

I think most Sheffield United fans will be glad to see the back of this story, one way or another.

Of course, ideally we bring Brewster in. It would solve an issue we have upfront and give us a good young player who can have an impact now and into the future as well.

However, if we don’t get him, we can at least move on. This has dragged on for weeks and we have most definitely been ‘leading’ the chase on more than one occasion. You get the impression this is just down to money, so time will tell if the board manages to find the funds to back Wilder again.

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