Sheffield United and Brighton and Hove Albion want Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie.

The Swans could face a real battle to hold onto the 22-year-old this summer amid strong Premier League interest, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

McBurnie, who is a Scotland international with seven caps to his name so far in his career, scored 24 goals in all competitions this season.

He started out at with spells at Leeds United and Bradford City before Swansea snapped him up in 2015. He has since made 62 appearances for the Welsh side.

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McBurnie has also enjoyed various loan spells away from the Liberty Stadium with the likes of Newport County, Bristol Rovers and Barnsley. He scored 9 goals in 17 games for the Tykes in the 2017/18 season.

Sheffield United are in the hunt for some more firepower ahead of their Premier League campaign following their promotion. McBurnie has proven himself in the Championship now and could fit the bill for the Blades.

Brighton are also being linked with the 6ft 2inc forward. They are looking likely to lure Graham Potter away from Swansea over the coming days to replace Chris Hughton, who was sacked earlier this week. Therefore, he could bring McBurnie, who he has managed to get to perform this season, to the AMEX Stadium with him.

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It has been a difficult past couple of seasons for Swansea and could get worse still with their top scorer potentially departing this summer.


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