Swansea City have set a £20m asking price for Sheffield United target Oli McBurnie, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

They are determined not to lose McBurnie on the cheap. Brighton and Hove Albion are also understood to be interested.

Wales Online reports that the Blades are hoping to bring that valuation down to £15m. However, there has been no bid received from any club for McBurnie so far.

Chris Wilder is a big fan of the striker, whom the Sheffield Star says remains among his top targets following a flurry of transfer activity last week.

Luke Freeman and Phil Jagielka were both signed, while free agent Ravel Morrison is on trial with the club.

Will Swansea part with McBurnie?

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Publicly the Swans insists they do not want to sell last season’s top scorer and their asking price of £20m reflects that.

However, it is also believed that they will reluctantly allow McBurnie to leave if the price is right. The South Wales club still has some financial problems following their relegation to the Championship in 2018.

McBurnie himself is understood to be committed to Swansea, but is also tempted by a return to the Premier League. The 23-year-old played 16 times in the English top flight before his side went down.

There could be some long negotiations ahead if McBurnie is to make the move to Bramall Lane, but it appears a deal can be done.

The Scotland international isn’t the only forward from the second tier on Wilder’s wish list. The 51-year-old is also keen on Brentford’s Neal Maupay.

The possible departure of Maupay from Griffin Park gained momentum last week when the Frenchman was left out of the Bees squad for a pre-season friendly against Wimbledon.

Manager Thomas Frank insisted it was simply precautionary because of injury. He also said the club had received no approaches for Maupay.

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