American TV network Univision claims Sheffield United have made a £22.5m offer for Real Betis striker Loren Moron.

The Spanish language station reports that the Blades have made a move having been linked with Moron by other publications.

Informa Betis were the first to reveal the apparent interest from South Yorkshire. They said Osasuna were leading the race, though, with Espanyol and Granada also keen.

It is not the first time Moron has been linked with a move to the Premier League. In the summer of 2018, West Ham United United were prepared to meet the Spaniard’s £22m release clause – according to Mundo Deportivo.

However, Moron rejected the move and instead signed a new contract at Betis. It extended his stay in Andalusia until 2022 and also increased his release clause to £35.5m.

At the time Moron had scored seven goals in 15 La Liga games after being promoted from the B team. Since then the 25-year-old has struggled, though, netting just eight times in 45 matches in 2018/19.

Moron is no longer wanted at Betis, but is reluctant to leave. The club want to free up his space in the squad so they can make a move for Liverpool’s Divock Origi.

Origi is about to enter the final year of his current contract at Anfield and could be convinced to move for more game time.

Will Sheffield United sign Loren Moron?

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The Blades are in the market for at least one new striker this summer following their promotion to the top flight of English football.

Yet the Sheffield Star says that Swansea City forward Oli McBurnie is their top target. According to The Sun they are ready to pay £15m for McBurnie.

Manager Chris Wilder is thought to be keen on Championship players whom he believes can make the step up. Neal Maupay of Brentford is another being considered.

The Daily Mail claims it would cost around £20m to sign Maupay.

So why Wilder would sanction £22.5m for a player with no experience in England and who is out of form in front of goal is unknown. Or more to the point, unlikely.

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