Connect with us

Five ins and outs Burnley could complete on Deadline Day

Photo: Getty Images

Burnley

Five ins and outs Burnley could complete on Deadline Day

A busy day lies ahead on and off the field for Burnley.

It is a massive day for Burnley, who have to balance transfer Deadline Day with a crucial Europa League match against Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey.

Sean Dyche’s side are aiming to reach the Europa League group stages to provide regular European action at Turf Moor this season, which may see the side dip into the transfer market late on to land fresh faces.

Impressive deals have already seen the likes of Joe Hart and Alfie Mawson move to the club in recent days but more deals could be on the horizon, as we identify five that could be completed before the 5pm deadline.

Sofiane Hanni: Spartak Moscow

Burnley reportedly targeted Spartak Moscow’s Algerian international Sofiane Hanni back in January and may be encouraged to return with a late swoop for the midfielder following the latest reports from the continent.

(Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Belgian outlet Voetbal 24 state that the 27-year-old is unhappy in Russia just months after his switch from Anderlecht, raising the possibility of a return to the Belgian Pro League – but Burnley could move to hijack a deal.

It is no secret that Sean Dyche wants to bolster his options in midfield and Hanni could be the ideal recruit.

Nahki Wells to Derby County

Following the capture of Matej Vydra from Derby County, there has been plenty of speculation that forgotten man Nahki Wells could move on loan to Frank Lampard’s side in return – and it’s a deal you are likely to hear plenty about on Deadline Day.

The Daily Mail stated earlier this week that Wells was set for a move to the Championship on loan as part of the agreement bringing Vydra to Lancashire, although a deal does not need to be completed today as the Football League loan window runs until the end of August.

28-year-old Wells made just nine Premier League appearances for the Clarets last season, failing to score a single goal.

Jay Rodriguez: West Brom

Speculation surrounding West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez has rumbled on throughout the transfer window, with Burnley keen to bring the England international to Turf Moor but finding it difficult to negotiate a deal with the Baggies.

(Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Discussions could now switch to a deal involving a player in return, according to The Daily Mail (live blog, 8.08am), with Burnley said to have rebuffed West Brom’s request of £10m plus Sam Vokes for the signature of Rodriguez – which was rejected instantly.

That could provide the platform for further talks though, with Burnley not prepared to pay Rodriguez’s £20m asking price.

Sam Vokes to West Brom

The other man involved in a potential swap deal with West Brom is Sam Vokes, who is currently in Turkey with the squad preparing for tonight’s Europa League clash – but a deal for the forward does not need to be completed today.

The Daily Mail (live blog, 8.08am) states West Brom want Vokes as part of the deal taking Jay Rodriguez back to the Premier League and any agreement would likely be on loan, meaning the Baggies have until the end of the month to negotiate a deal.

“We definitely need more numbers, we’re not deep in numbers, we know that. We want quality numbers, we don’t just want any old player who can fill a slot, we want players who can be competitive.”

– Comments from Sean Dyche last month suggests replacements are needed before sales.

Sam Clucas: Swansea City

Another saga that has dragged on for a number of months, Burnley have found it difficult to negotiate a deal with relegated Swansea City for the services of Sam Clucas but the chase could heat up on Deadline Day.

Sky Sports states Wolves have expressed an interest in the midfielder, who saw a proposed £8m switch to Turf Moor fall through at the weekend after failing to agree personal terms with the Clarets – which puts Dyche’s side back at square one.

While Burnley may have moved on, a deal could be revived to stop Wolves from swooping.

Experienced freelance sports journalist published by FourFourTwo, MSN, Goal & more.

More in Burnley

Featured

To Top