Millwall in talks to sign Oliver Burke on permanent transfer after Sheffield United striker's successful loan | The Sun

MILLWALL are in talks to sign Sheffield United attacker Oliver Burke. 

The Blades striker spent the last half of the season on loan with the Lions.

But the club have now entered discussions over a permanent deal, with Sheffield open to selling the Scottish international. 

Burke, 24, scored twice in 14 appearances for Gary Rowett’s side last season.

The former Celtic and RB Leipzig man has one year left to run on his current United deal. 

Millwall are aiming to bolster their attacking options this window with star man Jed Wallace likely to leave on a free.

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New Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is eager to tempt the experienced winger to Turf Moor ahead of the club's return to the Championship.

The Lions are also hoping to resign striker Benik Afobe from Stoke but face competition from Watford after a successful loan spell at The Den last season.

In 38 league appearances last season he scored 12 goals and assisted three.

Rowett is also looking to strengthen his side's defence.

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Derby right-back Nathan Byrne has emerged as another key transfer target.

However, the club face stiff competition from Championship rivals Stoke for his signature.

Byrne's contract was set to expire at the end of this month, but he played enough games for Derby last season to trigger a one-year extension.

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