Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United for a fee of £17m, after Blades chiefs agreed to insert a £40m buy-back clause in the deal.
Brewster has been linked with a number of Premier League sides and, according to a report from the Sun, it is Sheffield United who have won the race for his signature.
Manager Chris Wilder has been open about his desire to sign a new striker and the report claims the Blades upped their offer for Brewster after their 1-0 loss to Leeds United on Sunday meant they have now gone three games without a goal in the Premier League.
It is also said that Crystal Palace are willing to pay more than Sheffield United but the fact that they are unwilling to agree to the same buy-back clause means the Blades gave the edge.
As a result, Palace are expected to turn their attentions to Celtic star Odsonne Edouard, with Christian Benteke reportedly on the way out of Selhurst Park as Tottenham search for a back-up option to Harry Kane.
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Speaking earlier this month about his search for a striker, Wilder said: "[We’re] working so hard to get that over the line and I think we all understand it’s not an easy situation.
"But we need to get somebody in. I’ve said for a long time position specifics that we need to get in, and we have done with the players that we’ve brought in.
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"So obviously that’s the one area that we need to fill and we need to get it right.
"As you can imagine, and I’ve said for a long time, we’re not like any other club or the majority of clubs in this division, in terms of we pick a phone up, we make that call and we sign it off.
"It’s not the same. I understand that and we get on with it."
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