Sheffield United news LIVE: Latest on chase for Liverpool striker | Blades linked with versatile Reading frontman | Luke Freeman on 'tough year' at United

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By Ashley Booker
Monday, 31st August 2020, 2:39 pm

We’ll have all the goings-on from the transfer market throughout the day as preparations for the new season gather pace.

Sheffield United are interested in signing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster ahead of the new Premier League season. (Photo by ANDREW COULDRIDGE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sheffield United news LIVE: Chris Wilder hails Scottish trip a success | Luke Freeman departs | latest transfer news

Last updated: Monday, 31 August, 2020, 18:13

  • Boss explains why Scotland trip was a success
  • Luke Freeman departs for Forest on season-long loan
  • Skipper Sharp on the importance of ‘key’ initiation ceremony
  • United linked with versatile Championship frontman
  • Boost for Blades in pursuit of Rhian Brewster
  • Latest transfer news

An update on Rhian Brewster’s future...

Sheffield United target could be set for crunch talks

Rhian Brewster, one of the players Sheffield United have identified as a potential new signing, is expected to hold talks with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before mapping out the next phase of his career.

A look ahead to tomorrow’s friendly

A nice touch from the departed Freeman

Luke Freeman wishes Sheffield United well despite "tough year" before Nottingham Forest switch

Luke Freeman has wished Sheffield United all the best for the coming season after opening up on a "tough" first year at Bramall Lane after completing a loan move to Nottingham Forest.

One year ago today...

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Liverpool ‘willing to pay £40m for Ismaïla Sarr'

Which will, in turn, likely improve United’s chances of signing Rhian Brewster, who is a Blades target either on loan or a permanent. Jurgen Klopp is prepared to meet Watford’s asking price for Sarr, which would push Brewster further down the pecking order at Anfield behind Mane, Salah, Firmino, Minamino and Origi. 

Although United are prepared to try and buy Brewster, a loan is more likely given the England U21 star’s burgeoning reputation…

Oli McBurnie has withdrawn from the Scotland squad

Although no official reason has been given, there’s speculation that it is down to injury - McBurnie joined up with United for their Scotland training camp but has played no part in any of their friendlies so far

Tell us your favourite Blades match

There’s been some matches which will live long in the memory of United fans, from the 5-2 promotion-clinching win at Leicester City in May 1990 to the unforgettable  4-2 ‘Bounce’ victory at arch-rivals Wednesday in September 2017. 

But what’s the favourite Blades game you’ve attended?

Which games spring to mind?

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