The Clarets overcame Tranmere Rovers last weekend with a 2-1 win, and are now gearing up to take on Spanish side Cadiz this weekend in what should be an entertaining encounter at Turf Moor.
Speaking after the win over Tranmere, Burnley boss Sean Dyche lauded Dwight McNeil, who scored the winner for his side, and said: “It was a great finish from Dwight. He is looking sharp and fit and there’s a nice edge to them (the side)
“They have come back fit and well.
“I’m really pleased overall and I’m pleased we took this game on. It’s a shame about the Forest one but I think this was the right game the way it went and the way Tranmere went about it. It was a real proper game, so I was pleased with it.”
Dyche continued: “They are a decent outfit and pushed us hard, which was good for us so we feel like we benefited from this.
“That’s maybe a thing that comes during pre-season – that sharpness around the box – because it could have been a more comfortable performance, as regards goals.
“But I thought the general performance – forgetting about the goals – was good. I liked the tempo about the play, the energy and I thought there was a nice edge to it, so I was pleased overall.”
We’ve gathered the best of today’s transfer speculation below…
1. Wolves keen on promising midfielder
Wolves have been credited with an interest in Almeria midfielder Samuel Costa. The 20-year-old only joined his current club last month, following a loan spell, but could be flipped if Wolves are willing to pay their £21m asking price - over five times what they paid for him. (AS)
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2. Hammers new favourites to sign Liverpool man
West Ham United have overtaken Newcastle to become the fresh favourites to sign Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The £35m ace missed the majority of last season with an injury, and could be moved on this summer. (SkyBet)
3. Blues see Lukaku offer rejected
Chelsea are understood to have seen an £85m offer for their former player Romelu Lukaku turned down by Inter. The Belgian goal-machine left the Blues in 2014, and went on to play for Everton and Man Utd before joining Inter in 2019. (BBC Sport)
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4. Gunners ready Maddison raid
Arsenal are hoping to land James Maddison on a cut-price deal, by offering Leicester City an enticing player plus cash deal. Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah are all players who could be offered in exchange for the set-piece specialist. (Football.London)
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