Sheffield United are set to make an increased bid for Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie according to The Sun.

The Blades have already seen a £10million bid rejected by the Swans but they are now set to return with a bid of £15million for the striker.

Journalist Alan Nixon confirmed on his official Twitter page, the news that appears to state that Sheffield United will continue to pursue McBurnie.

Leeds born McBurnie was identified as Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder’s number one transfer target this summer as he looks to add more quality players to his squad ahead of their Premier League return.

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The Scottish international was a key player for Swansea last season as he played in 42 of Swansea’s 46 Championship fixtures last term and scored a total of 22 goals making him one of the most potent strikers in English football’s second tier.

Sheffield United have already signed Luke Freeman from QPR and Phil Jagielka on a free transfer as Wilder looks to primarily bring top quality Championship players to the club whom he believes can thrive and make an impact in the top flight.

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Callum Robinson has also been signed in a record fee for the Blades who impressed with Preston in the 2018/19 campaign.

McBurnie would also come with some top flight experience with his time at the Welsh club as the Yorkshire club look to add more of an attacking threat to their line up.

However it is believed that Swansea may still hold out for more as they value the striker at around £20million and it is not apparent whether United’s budget would be enough to land him with them wishing to add players in other areas as well.


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