Burnley transfer headlines: Sean Dyche makes worrying admission after Brighton defender linked with Clarets
There’s still plenty of business to be done before the window ‘slams’ shut on October 5 - and Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Brighton and Burnley have topped the transfer talk today.
Here’s a round-up of the stories making the headlines today from Leeds United, Sheffield United, Brighton, Burnley and their top-flight rivals:
Burnley boss still uncertain
Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits he still isn’t sure what money he can spend in the transfer window.
The Clarets have been the quietest out of all Premier League clubs this window, with the coronavirus outbreak hitting their finances, though Dyche has been linked with a move for Brighton’s Dale Stephens.
The manager said: “There are a couple of maybes. I’m still not sure on the guidelines from the chairman and the board.”
Are Leeds set to finally land a defender?
Leeds have submitted a fresh bid for Brighton defender Haydon Roberts, according to a report.
Marcelo Bielsa is keen to add another centre-half to his squad, having failed to secure the return of Ben White to Elland Road after his fantastic loan spell last season.
Roberts, a team-mate of White’s at Brighton, is seen as the next best option for Bielsa and Football Insider report that Leeds have made an £800,000 bid for the player, who is down the pecking order at the Amex Stadium.
Super Mario set to jet Inter England?
Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham have reportedly made approaches for out of favour Inter Milan winger Joao Mario.
The 27-year-old, who had a spell on loan at West Ham in 2017 in which he failed to impress in 13 appearances, is available for transfer by Antonio Conte.
This seems an unlikely link. Leeds are well-staffed in wide positions, as are Newcastle, while Mario’s previous comments about his time in England - “I’ve been in England and fans are all too quiet there” - would seem to make a return to the Hammers unlikely.
As for James - well, that deal seems unlikely even if the player is ousted by Manchester United’s potential signings of Ousmane Dembele or Jadon Sancho.
Origi out and Mbappe in?
Another player who has been linked in the past with Leeds is Liverpool’s Divock Origi, but bookies have named Brighton as 8-1 favourites to land the striker.
Origi, a Champions League winner, has also been linked with Real Madrid, while Newcastle are priced at 14-1 to secure the forward.
Origi is unlikely to feature for Liverpool this season now they have added Jota to their frontline options, while reports suggest they are close to tying up a £32m deal for Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr.
And they have also been linked with a stunning swoop for French superstar Kylian Mbappe next summer with talk that contact has been made with the player’s representatives - now that would be a signing!
Ravel on the move
After his release by Sheffield United at the end of the season, Ravel Morrison has found his 11th club - Dutch outfit Ado Den Haag.
Morrison failed to take his chance at Bramall Lane, and had a spell on loan at Middlesbrough.