Clarets have second midfielder offer rejected

Sam Clucas
Sam Clucas

Burnley have reportedly had a £10m offer for Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas turned down.

Last week, the Clarets' opening gambit of £5m was turned down by the Tigers, who are determined to hold onto the versatile 26-year-old, who joined Hull from Chesterfield for £1.3m in 2015.

Hull boss Leonid Slutsky said on Friday that the “supermarket was closed” at the KCOM Stadium.

He said: “Maybe he (Clucas) is better waiting one year and he will play in the Premier League with Hull I hope, or he will play in a really big team in England. It’s a serious risk to change for the same type of club.”

Burnley are also poised to return with a fresh offer for Leeds United striker Chris Wood, having had an opening bid, at slightly less than the £12m reported, turned down.

Burnley are the only bidders at present, with speculation also linking Wood with former club West Brom, as well as Brighton, and it is thought Leeds would consider an offer in the region of £20m.