Clarets break record to land Defour

Steven Defour
Steven Defour
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Burnley will break their transfer record to sign Belgian international midfielder Steven Defour.

The Clarets have reached an agreement with Anderlecht for the 28-year-old former Porto man, with an offer of €8.5m accepted, to be paid up front.

It was thought Defour was bound for Abu Dhabi and Al Jazira, who were prepared to pay €7m - Anderlecht's asking price two months ago - while bettering Burnley's wage offer by 50%.

However, Anderlecht couldn't agree terms with the UAE club, and Defour has decided to try his luck in the Premier League.

The player will undergo a medical on Monday, with a four-year deal agreed.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche was in the stand at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium to watch Defour score in a 5-1 win for Anderlecht against KV Kortrijk on Saturday.