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Four signings Burnley could complete in window’s final days

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Four signings Burnley could complete in window’s final days

Sean Dyche is planning to be very active in the coming days.

It could be a memorable season at Burnley, with Sean Dyche’s side fighting to secure regular European football at Turf Moor.

The Clarets have a couple of hurdles to overcome if they are to seal their spot in the Europa League’s group stages and also face a stern test ahead in the Premier League as they battle to secure a European spot once again.

New additions have been lacking in Lancashire but Dyche’s club made a statement of intent last week by landing Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough in a club-record deal, with further additions planned in the final days of the window.

Here, we have identified four deals that could go ahead this week.

Joe Hart: Manchester City

Burnley have turned to the market for a familiar name in their pursuit of cover between the sticks, with Nick Pope dislocating his shoulder against Aberdeen and Tom Heaton fighting to recover from a calf injury.

(Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Man City via Getty Images)

The Clarets could start the season with three England internationals to choose from, with The BBC amongst many reporting that Manchester City’s Joe Hart is set to undergo a medical with the club ahead of a proposed transfer.

Hart missed out on a spot for the World Cup in Russia after disappointing loan spells with Torino and West Ham, with the 31-year-old now targeting a permanent exit from Pep Guardiola’s side.

Harold Moukoudi: Le Harve

Dyche’s rebuild of Burnley’s defence is not yet complete as he is understood to be eyeing further cover for Gibson, Ben Mee and James Tarkowski ahead of a potential fight across numerous fronts in the 2018-19 season.

The Daily Mail states Burnley are rivalling fellow Premier League side West Ham in the hunt for Le Harve’s Harold Moukoudi, with talks ongoing to secure a deal worth around £10.7m for the 20-year-old defensive talent.

 

While he may not immediately become one of the first names on the team sheet, he can provide a stellar option moving forward.

Troy Deeney: Watford

Sean Dyche wants to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window slams shut later this week and has targeted a move for experienced Premier League forward Troy Deeney, who also happens to be Watford’s captain.

ESPN stated over the weekend Burnley had offered a five-year deal to the 30-year-old, which can certainly be considered a risk, but The Watford Observer says that the Hornets rejected a bid said to be worth around £9m – with Javi Gracia keen to keep Deeney at Vicarage Road.

“Yeah, for sure [I want him to stay]. I think all of the players are important, and for sure, Troy is one of them.”

– Gracia makes his position on Troy Deeney’s future clear.

Sam Clucas: Swansea City

A saga that has rumbled on for a while, Burnley’s pursuit of Swansea City midfielder Sam Clucas is set to reach a conclusion one way or another this week – and there could be a number of twists in the tale before Thursday’s deadline.

WalesOnline stated at the weekend that Clucas was set to undergo a medical with Burnley but the situation seems to have changed significantly, with The Lancashire Telegraph now stating a proposed £8m transfer is off.

Differences over personal terms are said to be at the root of the problem, meaning a deal could be reignited if one party softens their stance.

 

 

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