Burnley linked with hat-trick of strikers to replace Chris Wood

Burnley have tonight been linked with a trio of strikers as they look to replace Chris Wood.

By Chris Boden
Saturday, 15th January 2022, 11:22 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th January 2022, 11:24 pm
Serhou Guirassy
Serhou Guirassy

After Newcastle triggered Wood's £25m release clause, the club are short on available strikers, with Jay Rodriguez the only senior option at present, with neither Ashley Barnes and Matej Vydra fully fit, while top scorer Maxwel Cornet is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The transfer window closes at midnight on Monday, January 31st, leaving Burnley just over a fortnight to boost their survival hopes by bolstering their squad.

And tonight, Sun journalist Alan Nixon has linked the Clarets with Belgium international duo Christian Benteke and Divock Origi, as well as French forward Serhou Guirassy.

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Benteke scored twice against Burnley in Crystal Palace's 3-3 draw at Turf Moor in late November,on the day Wood scored his last Burnley goal.

Now 31, the former Liverpool striker has made 22 appearances this season, scoring four goals, but could be available for a fee in the region of £10m, as Palace boss Patrick Vieira continues to lower the age of his squad.

Liverpool striker Origi, 26, is out of contract at the end of the summer, and has also reportedly been offered to Serie A champions Inter.

He has been a regular back up striker in his time at Anfield, and has only made three Premier League appearances so far this season.

Nixon also links the club with a loan move for Rennes' Guirassy, who joined from Amiens for £13m in the summer of 2020, but has only one goal in 20 Ligue 1 appearances this term, of which three were starts.