Report: Sheffield United to step up chase for Sam Gallagher this week

Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers at Bramall Lane on February 20, 2018 in...

Sheffield United are said to be keen to sign Southampton's Sam Gallagher this week.

Sam Gallagher of England runs between Dogan Erdogan and Ertugrul Ersoy of Turkey during the U19 International friendly match between England and Turkey at Swansway Chester Stadium on March...

According to a report in the Sheffield Star, Sheffield United are stepping up their attempts to sign Sam Gallagher from Southampton this week.

Sheffield United realise that they need to spend to replace David Brooks, after the youngster joined Bournemouth.

Chris Wilder wants a new striker, and Gallagher appears to be right at the top of his wishlist.

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham City reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on February 20, 2018 in Brentford, England.

The Blades wanted Gallagher last summer, but were unable to do a deal.

However, there is optimism that a transfer could be possible for the powerful forward this time around.

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa and Sam Gallagher of Blackburn Rovers clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park on April 29, 2017 in...

Gallagher has proven to be a clinical finisher when offered a chance at Championship level, and would offer Blades a powerful outlet in attack.

Blades forwards Leon Clark and Billy Sharp both got into double figures last term, but no other player in their team did, and Wilder would be hoping that the arrival of Gallagher could increase his side’s attacking threat.

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