Sheffield United target Mady Camara has been given a £17m asking price by current side Olympiacos, reports SDNA.
Apparently the Blades made an approach for Camara during the January transfer window, but did not match his price-tag.
Now Arsenal have also joined the race to sign the midfielder after he impressed against them in the Europa League. Camara played both legs as the Greek club caused an upset by knocking the Gunners out in the last-32 of the competition.
It was previously reported that United were going to send a scout to the Emirates Stadium to watch the 23-year-old in action. Camara is said to have impressed the Blades with his display in North London. The Guinea international was the standout performer as Olympiacos won 2-1 on the night and booked their place in the last-16 on the away goals rules.
Why the Blades want Mady Camara
As has been the case since he first became manager in 2016, Chris Wilder is constantly evolving his team. The changes are never drastic, but slight tweaks are made in order to ensure progression.
In January that came in the form of club record signing Sander Berge. The South Yorkshire side fended off plenty of other interest to land the talented youngster from Genk in a £22m deal.
Berge has done well since arriving at Bramall Lane. But the Norway international admits he is taking time to settle into Wilder’s system.
Which is understandable; not to mention the fact the 21-year-old has to adjust to living in a new country as well.
With John Lundstram’s form having dipped since Christmas, Berge has come into the team in his place. John Fleck and Oliver Norwood remain the other two selections in Wilder’s midfield.
Yet competition is still needed and Camara is a more defensively-minded option. He would arguably push Norwood for a place in the centre of the three.