Burnley set sights on Aston Villa midfielder Westwood

Michael Graham
Ashley Westwood: Joins up with Burnley

Burnley look set to sign Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood as Steve Bruce continues to swing the axe at Villa Park.

Bruce has been busy this month with his midfield ranks being swelled by the arrivals of Henri Lansbury, Conor Hourihane, and Birkir Bjarnason.

That has made 26-year-old Westwood surplus to requirements, and Burnley are ready to swoop for the former Crewe schemer.

Bruce is also in the market for a new striker after allowing Jordan Ayew to discuss a move to Swansea, with Middlesbrough’s Jordan Rhodes and Brentford’s Scott Hogan on his wishlist.