Bid accepted for Burnley target as West Ham United could seal cut-price £18m midfielder deal

The January transfer window is just around the corner as speculation surrounding Burnley and their Premier League rivals grows.
Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

And the latest transfer headlines in the top-flight sees the Clarets linked with an in-form non-league forward – Hyde United’s Paddy Lane.

Football Insider claim Sean Dyche’s men, alongside Sheffield United, are tracking Lane but he looks set to move elsewhere.

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That is because National League clubs Stockport County, Altrincham, and Farsley Celtic have triggered the player’s five-figure release clause.

It is reported that there is also strong interest from League Two sides Tranmere Rovers and Port Vale, so Burnley will have to act fast if they want him at Turf Moor.

That isn’t the only gossip doing the rounds on social media – here are just some of the other headlines:

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has made contact with Michael Carrick to enquire about the possibility of signing Phil Jones. West Ham and Leicester are also keen. (Eurosport)

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Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson is adamant Sean Longstaff is looking to leave Newcastle United after signing with super agent Pini Zahavi. (Football Insider)

Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites are keeping tabs on former Tottenham Hotspur starlet Marcus Edwards, though a possible move is unlikely to happen until next summer. (Football Insider)

Leeds, alongside Borussia Dortmund, offered £22.7m to Napoli for highly-rated midfielder Eljif Elmas but the Serie A club have no intention of selling him. (Rai Sport)

Leeds United and West Ham are keen on Cagliari star Nahitan Nandez. He could be sold for just £18m, despite having a £32.5m release clause. (Intra Sports)

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Brazilian star Hulk could join a Premier League club on a free transfer after officially leaving Shanghai SIPG. (The Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur are looking into signing Brentford star Marcus Forss with a number of clubs now monitoring the 21-year-old Finland forward. (Eurosport)

Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, is being closely monitored by Sheffield United and Ajax. (Fanatik via Turkish Football)

Burnley and Sheffield United target Paddy Lane’s five-figure release clause has been triggered by Stockport County, Altrincham and Farsley Celtic. (Football Insider)

Glenn Murray believes Brighton boss Graham Potter has done a fantastic job as the club goes through a transitional period. (BBC 5 Live)