SHEFFIELD United will move for Jeffrey Schlupp if the teenage striker is allowed to leave Leicester City on loan.
Schlupp, who scored six goals during a spell with Brentford last year, faces an uncertain future at the Championship club as owners Asian Football Investments prepare for another summer of lavish spending in the transfer market. Danny Wilson, United’s manager, is an admirer of Schlupp’s talents and would be tempted to offer an escape route out of the Midlands if the Ghana international finds his passage into City’s first team blocked.
Wilson is also known to be monitoring Wycombe’s Stuart Beavon as he looks to provide United with the cutting edge required to challenge for promotion next term.
Wilson said: “The position of striker is a priority.
“We were ham
pered last season during the run-in. We want players who can get us towards 90 goals again.”
United are expected to embark on a radical overhaul of their senior squad.
Beavon, Hibs’ David Wotherspoon and Ben Parker, previously of Leeds, are among targets although United will shelve their interest in Hearts’ Marius Zaliukas unless he departs for a cut-price fee.