Burnley and West Brom 'miss out' on ex-Sunderland ace as Leeds United make 'concrete' contact with Serie A star

The opening week of the January transfer window has swiftly passed as speculation surrounding Burnley and their Premier League rivals begins to ramp up.

Latest Premier League news and gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Latest Premier League news and gossip. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sean Dyche and co have little over three weeks to finalise any potential winter business with the deadline set at 11pm on Monday, February 1.

Both incomings and outgoings are rumoured, though it is more of the former for the Clarets, who went under the hands of new ownership a few weeks ago.

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In the mix of all this transfer chatter, Burnley also have a game to prepare for this weekend as they welcome League One side MK Dons in the FA Cup.

Indeed, Dyche also confirmed “a couple” of positive Covid-19 cases within his squad, which is one to keep an eye on over the next few days.

As always, we’re sharing the latest news and rumours from around the web – so scroll down to see our latest gossip column:

Duncan Watmore has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with Middlesbrough amid reported interest from West Brom and Burnley. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle United have held talks with Brandon Williams, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones but Steve Bruce is yet to decide which players to pursue. (90min)

Manchester United are pushing for Jones to be the man that Newcastle move for and they’d be willing to contribute to paying a portion of his high wages.

Newcastle have made an enquiry for Monaco full-back and former Everton loanee Djibril Sidibe, who is valued between £4.5million and £6.3million. (Foot Mercato)

West Brom and Newcastle would both be willing to stump up around £15million to sign Bournemouth striker Josh King. (The Sun)

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Leeds United have made the “most concrete” contact with Fiorentina over Erick Pulgar as the midfielder edges closer to leaving the Serie A club. (La Nazione via Sport Witness)

Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City, Preston North End and Bournemouth have enquired about signing Leeds ace Tyler Roberts this month. (Football Insider)

Marcelo Bielsa is torn over whether to let Roberts quit Elland Road, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell has tipped Leeds or Wolves as possible destinations for free agent Diego Costa. (Football Insider)

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Reported Sheffield United target Folarin Balogun will have 15 clubs to choose from, if he leaves Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves and Brighton have attempted to sign Peterborough United starlet Adler Nascimento, as revealed by Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony. (Hard Truth Podcast)

Luton Town boss Nathan Jones admits he would love to reunite with Brighton goalkeeper Christian Walton again, if the opportunity arises. (Luton Today)