Report: Sheffield United 'may bid £750,000' for Brentford's John Egan

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on September 16, 2017 in Sheffield,...

The Brentford centre-back previously spent time on loan at Sheffield United.

John Egan of Brentford applauds supporters during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on November 4, 2016 in Brentford, England.

Sheffield United 'may bid £750,000' for Brentford centre-back John Egan 'to boost their promotion push', the Daily Mirror reports on page 48 of its printed edition on Monday.

Sky Sports reported that Sheffield United saw a £2 million offer for Egan, who played for the Blades on loan five years ago, turned down on deadline day in August.

Egan has established himself as a regular in Brentford's side since his 2016 transfer from Gillingham, and has taken on the captaincy following Harlee Dean's departure to Birmingham City earlier in the campaign.

With the 25-year-old's contract also not running out until June 2019, the Bees appear to have little incentive to sell in January. Nevertheless, interest from Sheffield United, who sit 12 places higher than Brentford in third, is sure to pique the player's attention.

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Sheffield United and Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield...

The Blades though, are certainly not short in Egan's position, with Chris Basham, Jake Wright, Cameron-Carter Vickers and Jack O'Connell all regulars this season, while manager Chris Wilder also has summer signings Richard Stearman and Ben Heneghan to call upon.

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