Sheffield United are interested in signing Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie this summer.
The Blades first made an enquiry about McBurnie’s availability last summer. The Swans had just been relegated from the Premier League and the forward was on loan at Barnsley.
McBurnie made a big impression at Oakwell, scoring nine goals in 17 Championship outings after joining in January. That included one against the Blades in a 3-2 win for the Tykes.
Despite McBurnie’s fine form Barnsley were relegated to League One. Swansea blocked the approach from United as they prepared for life back in the second tier of English football.
The Scot excelled again in 2018/19, scoring 24 times in 44 games in all competitions.
Now the Blades have renewed their interest following their promotion to the top flight. McBurnie is understood to be among a list of transfer targets for manager Chris Wilder.
The South Yorkshire club are hoping a move closer to his home city of Leeds will work in their favour when trying to convince the Swans ace.
Potential stumbling block
The problem for United is they are not the only side from England’s top tier interested in McBurnie. Brighton and Hove Albion are also tracking the striker.
This is after the Seagulls appointed former Swansea boss Graham Potter as their new manager. It was under Potter that McBurnie really flourished at the Liberty Stadium.
So the chance to continue that relationship at Brighton could prove too tempting to turn down.
If a move to the Amex Stadium does materialise then United do other have targets upfront. It is believed that both Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga and Neal Maupay of Brentford are among those being monitored.