Could Sheffield United renew their interest in 2018 target Sam Gallagher with Southampton reportedly willing to sell?

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 Southampton striker was linked with a move to Sheffield United a year ago.

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus, on October 15, 2018 in Southampton, England.

A player Sheffield United targeted during last summer's transfer window could also be available this time around. According to Sky Sports, Southampton are willing to let the striker, Sam Gallagher, leave St Mary's.

And the broadcaster adds that Gallagher has interest from unnamed clubs in both the Premier and Championship leagues.

 

The Sun credited both Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers with interest in the 23-year-old a year ago, and claimed the latter club were 'plotting a £5 million bid' for him earlier this week.

And while there is no mention of the Blades' name yet, it would come as little surprise to learn Chris Wilder's side are again in the mix for a player who has impressed while on loan to second-tier clubs from Southampton.

Blackburn Rovers' Sam Gallagher celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United Kingdom at Ewood Park on...

Sheffield United have seen their on-loan strikers, Scott Hogan and Gary Madine, return to parent clubs since the end of the campaign.

And Madine's space is one that Gallagher, who stands at a similar height of six-feet-four-inches, is certainly equipped to fill.

19th January 2019, Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales; EFL Championship football, Swansea City versus Sheffield United; Gary Madine of Sheffield United warms up before the game

The Southampton academy product's £24,000-a-week wages - which The Sun suggested last year that United would struggle to meet - could also tie in nicely with the Blades' increased, albeit modest, budget.

Although, whether or not he is indeed a Sheffield United target remains to be seen for now.

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