Sheffield United are prepared to keep the pressure on Brentford and Swansea City over potential deals for Neal Maupay and Oli McBurnie.

The Sheffield Star reports that manager Chris Wilder thinks the Blades have enough negotiating power to push through the transfers.

Both Swansea and the Bees are playing hardball over the sale of their star strikers.

According to West London Sport, Brentford want at least £20m for Maupay. Apparently United had hoped to pay around £15m, but the Greater London club have no intention of selling at that price.

This is despite the fact Maupay is said to be interested in listening to the proposal.

They have already seen Birmingham City allow Che Adams to join Southampton for that price to ease their financial concerns. The Bees have no such money worries and therefore believe they can hold out for more.

They also think that Maupay’s value will only increase if they wait until the January transfer window to sell.

Why is McBurnie the same price as Maupay?

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There are reports United have made a £10m offer for the Swans top scorer. However, Wales Online says the club deny this and are holding out for £20m in any case.

It had been thought that financial problems at the Liberty Stadium would mean they could be persuaded to sell for a lower price. Yet that was before Daniel James left for Manchester United for £15m plus add-ons.

That, plus the impending departure of Jordan Ayew to Crystal Palace for £2.5m, has put Swansea in a much stronger position.

New Swansea boss Steve Cooper says McBurnie will be a key player for him next term. And after signing a new three-year contract last summer, they believe the 23-year-old wants to stay.

Yet McBurnie is also said to be keen on exploring the possibility of a switch to Bramall Lane. Especially as it would mean moving closer to his home city of Leeds.

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