Burnley ‘likely’ destination for Premier League star as Swansea City dealt transfer blow
All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Burnley and their Championship rivals.
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Vincent Kompany’s men are flying at the top of the Championship. now three points clear of Sheffield United in second and eight clear of Blackburn Rovers in third. The Clarets are looking strong contenders for promotion back to the Premier League, and they could yet add further strength to their squad in the January transfer window.
With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Burnley and their Championship rivals.
Burnley chase Undav
Burnley are said to be a likely option for Brighton star Deniz Undav, who could leave on loan in January, according to transfer expert Pete O’Rourke. He has said: “They have previously loaned players out to the Championship to get first-team football with mixed success, so it depends where Brighton see his future lie in that respect, But I’m sure Burnley, obviously going for promotion in the Championship, is an attractive option for him and I’m sure he will get minutes there.” (Football League World)
Sunderland are still working on a new contract for star man Ross Stewart amid interest from elsewhere. The striker is out of contract at the end of the season, but the Black Cats do have a year extension option built into the deal. Despite that, Sunderland are hoping to keep interested teams, including Middlesbrough, at bay by agreeing a new deal. Sunderland’s sporting director Kristjaan Speakman told fans during a forum: “With our most high-profile players, we want to maintain and retain the players that are having a positive impact both on and off the pitch for Sunderland. Naturally, Ross Stewart fits this profile, but Ross does have a significant period of time left on his contract.” (Teesside Live)
Blades star eyed
Sheffield Wednesday are eyeing a loan move for Sheffield United star Hassan Ayari. Darren Moore has said: “He’s been another one that’s done really well when he’s been with us. It’s difficult for players when they come in on trial and have to stake a claim, but he’s had a good time with us and enjoyed being here. We like what we see of him, but he’s not our player. So we’re having discussions about him and where he’s at. Like I say, he’s come in and done well, but he’s not our player – we just got an opportunity to have a look at him.”
Middlesbrough are said to be eyeing a deal for Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer ahead of the January transfer window. It’s claimed Archer is a key target for Michael Carrick as the Boro boss looks to put his stamp on his new side. Archer could leave Villa on loan in the winter window, and both Boro and Preston are said to be interested. (TeamTalk)
Hull City are said to have the edge in the race to sign Crystal Palace youngster Malcolm Ebiowei. Hull and Swansea are said to be interested in the 19-year-old, and Alan Nixon has said it’s the Tigers who have the advantage due to Liam Rosenior previously working with Ebiowei at Derby County. (Alan Nixon - Patreon)
Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson says Blackburn won’t sell Ben Brereton-Diaz in the January transfer window unless there is an offer the club cannot refuse, despite the possibility of Rovers losing him for free in January. “If it’s a low offer, we will say no immediately,” Tomasson has said. “You never know what will happen in football, I’d love for the lad to sign a contract and stay with me.”
Birmingham City are hoping to keep Leeds United at bay amid interest in young star George Hall. It’s claimed Leeds hold a strong interest in the midfielder, but Blues are said to have sent the Premier League club packing again. They are desperate to keep Hall, who has become a first team regular. (BirminghamLive)
Norwich City star Kenny McLean says he would be open to a move to Rangers amid previous links with the Ibrox giants. He said: “I think long term, it will be back home in Glasgow. I get asked that so much, honestly. No, not really (when asked prospect of signing a pre-contract). There’s always talk. But there’s never been anything in front of me saying ‘there you go,’ pulling on my heart strings.” (TalkNorwichCity Podcast)