Sheffield United target Oli McBurnie does not appear to be leaving Swansea City anytime soon, based on his latest comments.

The Sun reports that the Blades are ready to pay £15m to secure McBurnie’s services. The Sheffield Star says he is manager Chris Wilder’s top transfer target.

United are keen to sign at least one new striker after gaining promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 12 years.

However, McBurnie has been discussing his future at Swansea under newly appointed boss, Steve Cooper. And it doesn’t appear that his plans lie away from the Liberty Stadium.

“Obviously the gaffer has changed over the summer, I spoke to him on Tuesday – I came in to do a bit of running – and he seems positive,” McBurnie told Wales Online.

“He said we had a good season last year, but we are young players who have had a full season in first-team football and it is time to build on that.

“I agreed with everything he said, and it got me really excited and ready to go.”

What next for McBurnie?

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Brighton and Hove Albion have also been linked with the 23-year-old. They are now managed by Graham Potter, whom McBurnie worked under last year at the Swans.

As yet there has been no approach from Brighton, but surely a return to the top flight to work under Potter would be tempting.

The Blades, meanwhile, believe a move back to Yorkshire for the Leeds-born forward could give them the edge. Convincing the Scotland international to leave South Wales might prove tricky, though.

If McBurnie does indeed stay put, then Wilder is likely to turn to Neal Maupay. The Brentford attacker has also been strongly linked with a switch to Bramall Lane.

Maupay actually outscored McBurnie in the Championship in 2018/19, with 25 league goals in comparison to the Scot’s 22.

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