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Peterborough owner admits club is preparing for life without reported Sheffield United target Clarke-Harris

Peterborough United are preparing for life without top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris.

That’s according to their owner, Darragh MacAnthony, as he responds to questions on Twitter.

Sheffield United are among the clubs strongly linked with a move for Clarke-Harris.

It follows an impressive season in League One in which the striker scored 31 goals to fire Peterborough to promotion.

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West Bromwich Albion – who have been relegated from the Premier League alongside the Blades – are also believed to be keen.

Posh director of football, Barry Fry, says representatives from both United and Rangers have been to watch Clarke-Harris play.

Which should perhaps come as no surprise considering how well the 26-year-old played this term.

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There is clearly interest, while the Posh are also open to selling if the price is right.

It’s thought it would cost around £6.25m to sign Clarke-Harris. However, that was quoted before they were promoted.

United will be joining them in the Championship in 2021/22 following their relegation. The South Yorkshire side are looking to regroup and perhaps want to shake things up in attack.

They certainly have plenty of options upfront currently, but few have impressed during a sorry campaign.

David McGoldrick is arguably the only one to finish this term with any credit.

It’s said some would have to leave before Clarke-Harris could be signed.

Oli McBurnie has been linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Lys Mousset could also leave this summer due to an apparent “lack of professionalism”.

Finally, captain Billy Sharp was previously interesting strugglers Derby County.

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