Sheffield United in talks to sign Hacken forward Benie Traore and offer new contract to striker Iliman Ndiaye in bid to stave off interest from Marseille
- Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom is closing on a £4m deal for Traore
- The 20-year-old has bagged 15 goals in just 20 games in Sweden this season
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Sheffield United are in talks to sign Hacken striker Benie Traore.
The 20-year-old Ivory Coast forward has also been on the radar of Rangers and Celtic this summer.
But Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom is closing on a £4million deal for Traore as he seeks to boost his attacking options.
Traore has bagged 15 goals in just 20 games in Sweden this season.
Sheffield United have offered star striker Iliman Ndiaye a new contract amid reported interest from Marseille.
Hacken striker Benie Traore has scored 15 goals in just 20 games in Sweden this season
Boss Paul Heckingbottom wants to boost his attacking options for Premier League campaign
The 23-year-old is entering the final 12 months of his current deal but has now been offered fresh terms, which are greatly improved, the PA news agency understands.
Ndiaye was a key player in the Blades’ promotion to the Premier League last season and speculation has linked him to Marseille, but it is understood there has been no official approach from the Ligue 1 club.
Ndiaye’s career has enjoyed a meteoric rise, with the Blades signing him from Boreham Wood in 2019.
He is now a Senegal international and was the subject of a £25million bid from Everton in the January transfer window, which his club rejected immediately.
The Blades’ offer to him signals their intent to keep him at Bramall Lane as they prepare for their return to the top tier after two seasons away.
Anis Ben Slimane is set to become their first signing of the summer as the Tunisia international is due to undergo the second part of his medical on Wednesday after a fee was agreed with Danish side Brondby.
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