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Sheffield Prepare £10m Bid For Middlesbrough’s Striker, Akpom

Sheffield United, a newcomer into Premier League from Championship, are eyeing a £10m move for Middlesbrough striker Chuba Akpom.

Sheffield United are in search of attacking reinforcements after losing Iliman Ndiaye to Marseille earlier this month.

The Blades have drawn up a list of strikers and last season’s top scorer from the Championship, Akpom, tops the list of possible recruits.

And while Akpom is in the final year of his contract at Middlesbrough, he is yet to agree to a new deal at the Riverside with talks ongoing, the Teesside club does not want to lose the striker who is eligible to play for Nigeria for free next year.

Akpom last season was at his best, scoring 28 goals last season for Middlesbrough, winning the Championship’s Golden Boot and Player of the Year awards.

Akpom was an unused substitute as Boro lost 1-0 on the opening day of the English Championship season at the Riverside.

The former PAOK striker did not feature during Boro’s pre-season programme, with injuries restricting his ability to train last month.

 Recall that last month that a number of Premier League clubs,  including Crystal Palace, Fulham, and Everton, have shown interest in the 27-year-old striker.


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