Sheffield United have placed a bid for Fleetwood Town striker Devante Cole, according to HITC Sport.

The Blades are aiming to bring a new striker to the club before the transfer deadline, with their first priority appearing to be Fleetwood Town’s Devante Cole. This week, manager Uwe Rosler revealed that the club receive a bid for Cole’s services; HITC Sport understand that his suitors are Sheffield United.

Despite not starting the first game of the season, Devante Cole has been on fire so far in Sky Bet League One. He has netted four goals in five games and is therefore attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs. Andy Cole’s son’s age will also be appealing to clubs – he has the potential to improve as he is just 22 years old.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder will be without Caolan Lavery for the next couple of months due to him suffering fractures to his eye socket and cheekbone in their victory over Derby County. Lavery clashed heads with Derby’s left-back Marcus Olssen.

According to reports, the Cod Army are fairly reluctant to allow the 22-year-old to depart – they will only allow him to move on once they have a replacement lined up. Rosler has a good amount of quality strikers, such as Jordy Hiwula, Ashley Hunter (who recently made his 100th appearance at the club) and former Everton forward Conor McAleny. This is a very young trio and if Cole stays, there will be masses of striking potential at Highbury. However, it would make sense for one to be sold and replaced with a more experienced striker. Another young striker on their books is Wes Burns – Rosler is certainly not short of attacking options, so a Cole exit would not be the end of the world.

The sum of the bid is unknown.


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