Report: Chelsea's Jamal Blackman eyeing £2.5m permanent move to Sheffield United

A general view of Bramall Lane beofre the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

The Chelsea goalkeeper spent the past campaign on loan at Sheffield United.

Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Jamal Blackman saves a shot from Leicester City's Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between...

Chelsea's Jamal Blackman is hoping to rejoin Sheffield United next season, according to the Sun.

Blackman spent the past campaign on loan at Bramall Lane, where he made 33 appearances.

Following his return to Chelsea earlier this month, the 24-year-old hinted he would be open to coming back in a post on his Instagram page.

And the Sun states, on page 52 of its printed edition on Tuesday, that Blackman 'is eyeing a £2.5 million move to Sheffield United - despite his new three-year deal with Chelsea'.

The wording of the newspaper's claim could be misleading, however, given that Blackman is last reported to have extended his contract at the start of the season.

Chelsea's Jamal Blackman (L) and Petr Cech (R) sign autographs after a football training session in Sydney on June 1, 2015. The English Premier League champions take on local team Sydney...

The Londoner's Chelsea deal still has three years left to run, although he has yet to make a senior, competitive appearance for the Blues.

A £2.5 million deal for Blackman would represent Sheffield United's highest spend on a single player since Ched Evans nine years ago.

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