Could Premier League newcomers Sheffield United raid one of their former Championship rivals? Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn is reportedly a target.

So far this season, Sheffield United have signed Phil Jagielka on a free transfer and Luke Freeman from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

However, the Blades still need to strengthen their squad further to compete in the top flight. As it stands, they may not have enough quality to stay up in the Premier League.

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According to The Sun, Sheffield United are looking to delve back into the Championship market after pulling off a deal for Freeman. Chris Wilder has reportedly bid £3 million for Ben Osborn. However, the Reds want around twice as much for the midfielder who has made over 200 appearances for the club.

Sheffield United may have already smashed their transfer record on bringing Luke Freeman to the club from Queens Park Rangers but The Sun believes that Osborn is next on their radar as the Premier League newcomers aim to bolster their midfield options.

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The 24-year-old has been a key player for the Reds since making his breakthrough at the end of the 2013/14 campaign. He has made over 35 appearances in the Championship in the last five seasons. He has been a popular figure since scoring a 92nd-minute winner against Derby County under the management of Stuart Pearce.

But after signing Tiago Silva and Alfa Semedo, Sabri Lamouchi may be tempted to cash-in on the midfielder who is heading into the last year of his contract at the City Ground.

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