Wales Online has reported that Swansea City have rejected a bid of £15 million from Premier League new boys Sheffield United for star striker Oli McBurnie.

We reported here on The72 this morning that Premier League side Sheffield United were set to lodge a bid of £15 million for Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie after the Swans knocked back the Blades’ offer of £10 million for the Scottish hotshot.

Now, it has emerged that Swansea have knocked back said £15 million bid for McBurnie, as Steve Cooper continues to battle to hold on to their number nine with the new season fast approaching.

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McBurnie netted an impressive 24 goals in 44 games across all competitions last season and new boss Cooper is hoping that the striker will remain at the Liberty Stadium for the new season, as the former England youth manager is tasked with taking the place of Graham Potter.

Ahead of the new season, Sheffield United are looking to bolster their ranks with some of the Championship’s top players. They have already completed the signing of Callum Robinson from Preston North End, and the club are reportedly closing in on the signing of Nottingham Forest’s Ben Osborn.

But, it is McBurnie who is Chris Wilder’s number one target and they will have to pay a club record fee to bring the 23-year-old to Bramall Lane.

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With star man Daniel James leaving for Manchester United and former boss Potter being poached by Brighton and Hove Albion, Swans supporters will be hoping McBurnie doesn’t make the move to the Premier League as well.

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