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Report: Sheffield United submit bid for Oxford United midfielder John Lundstram

Oxford's John Lundstram and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in action

Sheffield United have reportedly made a bid for Oxford United midfielder John Lundstram.

According to The Mirror, Sheffield United have submitted a bid for Oxford United midfielder John Lundstram, with claims that he is valued at around £500,000.

The Blades have been busy strengthening their squad having won the League One title, with manager Chris Wilder preparing for the club's return to the Championship.

Oxford's John Lundstram and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in actionOxford's John Lundstram and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in action

United have already signed Richard Stearman, George Baldock, Enda Stevens, Nathan Thomas and Ched Evans this summer, but Wilder is still looking for another midfielder to bolster his options.

The Mirror now report that United have submitted a bid to sign Oxford United midfielder and captain John Lundstram, with Wilder keen to raid his former club.

Lundstram, 23, came up through the ranks with Everton, spending 13 years on the books at Goodison Park before joining Oxford having spent time out on loan with Doncaster, Yeovil, Leyton Orient, Blackpool and Scunthorpe United.

The midfielder – who represented England at age levels from Under-17 to Under-20 – has starred in his two years at the Kassam Stadium, making more than 100 appearances for the club whilst scoring four goals.

AFC Wimbledon's Lyle Taylor and Oxford United’s John Lundstram in actionAFC Wimbledon's Lyle Taylor and Oxford United’s John Lundstram in action

After defender Jake Wright left Oxford last summer, ironically to join Sheffield United, Lundstram was appointed as club captain, and he was vital under Michael Appleton last season.

New Oxford boss Pep Clotet won't want to lose Lundstram, but with Sheffield United seemingly launching their move for the midfielder, he may well end up losing his skipper before the start of the League One campaign.

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