WOLVES are eyeing a £15million swoop for Sheffield United hitman Oli McBurnie to give Nuno Espirito Santo extra firepower.
The Portuguese coach wants fresh competition for Raul Jimenez next season and the Scotland ace fits the bill.
Oli McBurnie, 24, is a £15million target for WolvesCredit: Getty
Nuno Espirito Santo, 47, is looking for more firepower up frontCredit: Getty
McBurnie, 24, has had a rough Blades campaign after picking up two injuries – but he could be one of their players who stays at Prem level.
Because McBurnie can play as a target man or off the main striker, he appeals to Wolves who have toiled without the injured Jimenez.
Wolves will back boss Nuno with money after that squad weakness was exposed, although they hope Jimenez will be firing after his fractured skull.
United also plan to cash in on the striker they signed from Swansea when they were first promoted. He is one of their most sellable assets.
McBurnie was United’s joint top scorer last season. Before that he topped the ranks at Swansea and even Barnsley during half a season on loan.
Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, 23, could also go if he returns to his best, while centre-back Kean Bryan is another who might move this summer.
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LEICESTER boss Brendan Rodgers looks set to try his luck with a bid for his Celtic old boy Callum McGregor.
Rodgers is a huge fan of the all-action midfielder.
The Foxes will spend in the next window but only want a couple of major captures – and both could be from Rodgers’ former club.
McGregor, 27, is deeply in contract and not being squeezed out but that will not stop Rodgers trying.
He wanted McGregor when he first left but Celtic’s bid for ten titles in a row made that too difficult. Now Celtic are starting again and Rodgers will try his luck.
Rodgers is also expected to make a £20million summer bid for French striker Odsonne Edouard.