Report: Southampton's Sam Gallagher wanted by Sheffield United and Blackburn

A general view of St Mary's Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Blackburn Rovers are the latest club said keen on the rumoured Sheffield United target.

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham looks dejected after Millwall score their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Millwall at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is wanted by Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers, according to the Sun on Sunday (July 15, page 59).

The newspaper claims Saints are trying for Liverpool's Danny Ings - a move that, if successful, would open the door for Gallagher to leave on loan.

And while United have already been linked with a move for Gallagher this summer, reports of Blackburn's interest appear to be fresh.

The 22-year-old is no stranger to the Lancashire club, having impressed on loan there the season before last.

According to the Sun on Sunday, however, both Blackburn and Sheffield United could struggle to meet Gallagher's £24,000-a-week wages, meaning a temporary deal would have to be subsidised.

Danny Graham (R) of Blackburn Rovers celebrates scoring the opening goal with Sam Gallagher during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park on...

The 6ft 4in player, signed by Southampton from Plymouth Argyle as a youngster, has scored 17 goals in 89 games at Championship level.

Is the Southampton striker bound for Sheffield United, Blackburn or neither?

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