Sheffield United’s faint hopes of making a move for Senegal striker Habib Diallo could be all but put to bed thanks to interest from West Ham and Burnley.
Diallo was one of the first names mentioned when the Blades won promotion back to the Premier League last month.
However, Diallo is going to cost money that United potentially don’t have and according to The Sun, West Ham are waiting in the wings to swoop.
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The Sun reports how the Hammers are looking into signing Diallo to boost their attacking options for next season.
Despite making a European final, David Moyes is expected to want to strengthen the ranks and with a big chunk of money set to come in for Declan Rice, the Hammers are making plans.
The Sun claims West Ham are keen on Diallo, while Vincent Kompany has been to watch him in person as he considers a bid to bring him to Burnley.
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Diallo’s club, Strasbourg, are looking to bring in around £20m for the forward if they do agree to sell.
Of course, that sort of money would count the Blades out at the moment. And with little sign of fresh investment, it would appear to be one Paul Heckingbottom can park for a bit.
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United are always going to get linked to these sorts of players after going up. But the reality is that at the moment, there is just no way we pay the money mentioned here to bring anyone to Bramall Lane.
The reported £20m budget for transfers is not going to go too far if we start considering players like this. With that in mind, then, Diallo is probably one we can move on from.
Of course, should fresh money come, then you never know. But with clubs like West Ham in the mix and their ability to pay huge wages, it doesn’t look too good for the Blades on this occasion.