Burnley confident of landing transfer-listed Liverpool star in double raid

Date published: Wednesday 23rd September 2020 2:26 - Jonny Whitfield

Burnley are confident they can get a deal over the line to sign exit-linked Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, according to a report.

The Clarets want the Wales international on a permanent deal, according to the PA news agency.

The two clubs are yet to agree a fee but there is a degree of confidence from Burnley about the move.

A switch would end the winger’s 14-year stay at Anfield after he joined the club’s Under-9s.

In that time, though, Wilson has made just one appearance for the Reds, against Plymouth in the FA Cup in 2017.

He spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, scoring seven goals in 35 games. However he could not help the Cherries beat relegation from the Premier League.

The 23-year-old has also had spells at Crewe, Hull and Derby, almost guiding the Rams to the Premier League in 2019.

Leeds have previously been linked with a move this transfer window.

Burnley close to landing Brighton midfielder

Burnley are also reportedly close to landing midfielder Dale Stephens from Brighton as Sean Dyche looks to bolster his options.

The 31-year-old is in the final year of his contract at the Amex and could seal his move before the end of the week.

Burnley hope though that the Englishman will sign before Saturday’s clash with Southampton.

The Clarets also remain determined to keep James Tarkowski, having rejected two offers from West Ham for the defender.

Tarkowski wants to move to boost his England chances having not played for the Three Lions since 2018.

Leicester continue to monitor his situation but are yet to make an offer. Indeed, the Foxes had two offers of around £30million rejected in January.

“I’ve got no other thoughts than him being in our plans. That’s certainly my take on it and certainly my strong advice to the chairman and the board,” Dyche told a press conference.

“We want the players that have done so well here to be here. We think that can help to continue the journey in the Premier League, quite obviously, having good players here.

“We don’t need the finance so therefore we’re in good shape to tick all the boxes that keep players at football clubs and keep playing well.”

Dyche was speaking ahead of Burnley’s Carabao Cup trip to Millwall on Wednesday.

Burnley confident of double deal featuring transfer-listed Liverpool star

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