It has been a quiet summer at Turf Moor, but Burnley’s transfer window is seemingly ready to spark to life with a number of moves having been made.
The Clarets are one of only two Premier League clubs yet to make a signing this summer, but they are hoping to rectify that and have made a number of bids for a variety of players.
The Baggies are thought to be reluctant to sell the former Southampton forward, who left Burnley seven years ago to move to the South Coast club.
Sean Dyche’s side have also made a move for Swansea City midfielder Sam Clucas, who also was relegated to the Championship last season. The Lancashire Telegraph say that the Swans have agreed an £8 million fee, although personal terms are yet to be agreed for the former Hull midfielder who made 23 starts in the Premier League last season.
Burnley were thought to be interested in Clucas’ Swansea team-mate Alfie Mawson, although the former Barnsley defender looks set to complete a move to Fulham.
Therefore, having missed out on a move for one centre-back, it is being reported that they have turned their attentions to Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson.
They have also been installed as favourites to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart after injuries to Nick Pope and Tom Heaton has left their goalkeeping department looking threadbare with just over one week until the season kicks off.