Sheffield United are "moving closer to an agreement" with Barnsley's out-of-contract striker Daniel Bogdanovic.

The 30-year-old Malta international has rejected a new offer from Barnsley to remain at Oakwell and is currently in talks with the Blades about a switch to Bramall Lane.

A statement on the Blades' official website said: "Reports that Barnsley striker Daniel Bogdanovic has signed for the Blades are premature. United do confirm that they are currently holding negotiations with Bogdanovic and moving closer to an agreement."

Bogdanovic, who signed for Barnsley for an undisclosed fee in January 2009, scored a total of 14 goals in his first full season for the Tykes, who finished seven points clear of the relegation zone.

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