Sheffield United tipped to step up interest in 11-cap international star ahead of potential £17m summer swoop

Sheffield United are said to be upping their interest in a key summer target, as Chris Wilder looks to continue building his impressive squad at the end of the current campaign.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:28 am
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According to reports from Greece (via Sports Witness), the Blades are set to continue in their pursuit of Olympiakos sensation Mady Camara, and will send scouts to watch him in action against Arsenal in the Europa League.

The Greek Super League leaders head into their match against the Gunners in excellent form, and are undefeated since their 4-2 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last November.

The report suggests an uncertainty as to whether the Blades will see the 22-year-old in action this week, or whether they will wait until the return leg at the Emirates Stadium a week tomorrow to take in his performance.

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The defensive midfielder, who has represented Guinea at senior level on eleven occasions, has caught the eye of United's recruitment team with a series of stellar displays both domestically and in Europe, with his slick passing ability and tenacity making him an ideal fit for Wilder's style of play.

It is understood that Olympiakos value their talent at around £17 million - a fee which the Blades should be able to meet, if their recent record-breaking £22 million acquisition of Sander Berge from Genk is anything to go by.

Meanwhile, United’s hopes of playing in Europe could receive a further boost this weekend, if they manage to continue their strong run of form with a win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Bramall Lane on Saturday.