Burnley battle Premier League clubs for England U20s star as Clarets ace remains coy over future

Burnley are prepared to rival Wolverhampton Wanderers for Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell, according to reports.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 8:36 am
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 8:36 am
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Tyrese, son of former Everton striker Kevin, has caught the eye with six goals and six assists in the Championship this season.

The 20-year-old only signed a new long-term with the Potters at the end of January but that hasn’t starved off interest in their key man.

Stoke do not want to sell Campbell but could soon have to deal with direct approaches with the Clarets and Wolves among the top-flight clubs monitoring him.

Meanwhile, Clarets youngster Joel Mumbongo has remained coy over his future at Turf Moor, claiming “my agent is the best person to answer”.

Mumbongo, who appeared in Sean Dyche’s first team squad at the back end of last season, will, at present, see his contract expires in the summer.

“I think my agent is the best person to answer (about a new contract). Mumbongo told Fotbollskanalen.

"For me, it’s just working out. As long as I’m here, my responsibility is to go in every day and work on what I need to work on,”

He added: “There’s still some time left. It’s an okay start, but you put that behind you and work forward. If you have a bad game, then it’s over. The next training continues to work on.”

Elsewhere, here are just some of the transfer headlines from around the web:

Scouts from Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton will cast an eye over Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey in the club’s Europa League tie with Slavia Prague. (Daily Mail)

Leeds United had an offer rejected for Bailey last summer after the Bundesliga outfit refused to budge on their £36m asking price. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle are keeping close tabs on Rangers right-back James Tavernier. (Daily Mail via TEAMTalk)

Newcastle United will make a loan move for Phil Jones in January with owner Mike Ashley unwilling to sanction any permanent transfer. (Northern Echo)

Liverpool hope that ‘sporting guarantees’ can convince Kylian Mbappe to snub Real Madrid and take a wage cut to join the Premier League champions. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal and Wolves are among the clubs monitoring Valencia striker Maxi Gomez, who is expected to be sold in order to raise funds. (Daily Mail)

Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Celtic will look into terminating Shane Duffy’s season-long loan from Brighton in January. (Football Insider)

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah is in talks to buy Ligue 2 side LB Chateauroux. (La Nouvelle Republique via Sport Witness)