Sheffield United close to double Derby raid and West Brom swap deal

Date published: Sunday 6th September 2020 3:17 - Samuel Bannister

Sheffield United are reportedly close to making their first three outfield signings of the transfer window.

So far, the only business the Blades have done in the transfer market is to sign goalkeepers Aaron Ramsdale and Wes Foderingham.

Now, they have turned their attention to outfield reinforcements. And according to Sky Sports, they could soon have as many as three deals over the line.

Derby County have accepted a £15m offer for full-backs Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe. The latter will have his medical on Sunday.

Neither player was involved in Derby’s penalty shootout win over Barrow in the Carabao Cup over the weekend. Now, the pair are closing in on moves to Bramall Lane.

Right-back Bogle and left-back Lowe both came through Derby’s academy. Lowe made 31 appearances in all competitions last season and Bogle played 40 times.

And they are not the only players expected to move to Bramall Lane soon. The Blades are also close to signing Oliver Burke from West Brom.

Blades in talks over West Brom swap deal

Burke was a big investment for West Brom back in 2017, but he has not played as much as he would have liked, and spent most of last season on loan at Alaves.

Sheffield United have been in talks with West Brom to sign Burke since towards the end of last month. Now, they are close to a breakthrough.

The two clubs are negotiating a swap deal that would see Callum Robinson head in the opposite direction to the Hawthorns. The discussions had hit a stumbling block over whether either side would need to include cash in the deal as well, but it is now close to completion.

Wide man Burke has made 12 appearances for the Scottish national team, while Lowe and Burke have both been capped at Under-20 level by England.

Chris Wilder revealed recently that he is looking to add players of international calibre. The wing-back positions were the first area he mentioned when telling Sky Sports he wanted to make five signings. A defender and two forwards are also on his wishlist.


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