Report: Brooks money can help Sheffield United keep O'Connell amid Brighton interest

David Brooks of Sheffield United runs with the ball during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Leicester City and Sheffield United at The King Power Stadium on February 16, 2018 in...

After selling David Brooks to Bournemouth, Sheffield United have money to sign Southampton's Sam Gallagher and keep Jack O'Connell amid Brighton interest.

David Brooks of Sheffield United runs with the ball during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Leicester City and Sheffield United at The King Power Stadium on February 16, 2018 in...

The sale of David Brooks to Bournemouth could actually help Sheffield United on two fronts in the transfer market this summer.

The Sheffield Star reports that not only will the money received for Brooks see the Blades make an approach for Southampton's Sam Gallagher, but also boost their hopes of keeping hold of Jack O'Connell.

Sheffield United's English defender Jack O'Connell (L) vies with Leicester City's Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Leicester...

According to the Bournemouth Echo, the Cherries have paid an initial £10m for the 20-year-old in a deal that could end up rising to £11.5m with add-ons.

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This has understandably boosted the coffers at Bramall Lane, which means that manager Chris Wilder can make his move for Gallagher and retain the services of O'Connell amid reported interest from Brighton and Hove Albion.

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.

Seagulls boss Chris Hughton has turned his attention to the defender after becoming frustrated in a pursuit of Liam Moore, whom parent club Reading are demanding £15m for.

Yet while Brighton are interested in O'Connell no bid has been made as yet and Wilder is said to be relaxed about the situation because of United's improved financial situation following the sale of Brooks.

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