Sheffield United: Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset 'undergoes medical' with Blades as £10m switch edges closer

Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset is believed to be moving closer to becoming Sheffield United's fifth signing of the summer, for a fee that is likely to be in the region of £10m.

Friday, 19th July 2019, 12:02 pm
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The Star understands that the French forward has undergone a medical with the Blades this morning, and could be announced as a United player in the near future.

While on paper the 23-year-old's goal record isn't the most-impressive, it's worth noting that the former Le Havre player joined the Cherries on the back of an impressive 14 goals in 29 matches, but has been forced to play a bit-part role for his current club due to the wealth of attacking options at the Vitality Stadium.

Certainly, he fits Chris Wilder's favoured mould of player – a young, hungry player with a big point to prove – and he has the potential to thrive at Bramall Lane when given the chance to impress.

The Blades are also believed to still have a keen interest in landing Swansea City goal-machine Oliver McBurnie, and their hopes were boosted earlier in the week as the player described himself as being “flattered' by United's approach.

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As well as strikers, Wilder is also looking to bolster his squad in other areas, and is also known to be keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest's versatile midfielder Ben Osborn.