Burnley boss Dyche identifies what he needs in January transfer window - gossip

We’re just a couple of days away from the opening of the January transfer window, and is promises to be an intriguing few weeks for sides at both ends of the Premier League table.

All the latest Premier League rumours.
All the latest Premier League rumours.

For Burnley, it’s been a slow start, but results have picked up in recent weeks, and with the prospect of a takeover on the horizon, there are reasons to be optimistic at Turf Moor.

As always, we’ve gathered all of the latest news and speculation from around the web to bring you all the gossip on what the Clarets and their top flight rivals are expected to get up to next month:

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard would “gladly” leave the club if an exit can be agreed in January. AC Milan are said to be interested, but a host of Premier League clubs including Leeds United, Leicester City, and Newcastle United have all been credited with interest in the past. (Tuttosport)

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has requested information on Fiorentina pair Erick Pulgar and Christian Kouamé. Both players could be available on loan-to-buy deals, with the Serie A club said to be awaiting a move from the Whites. (La Nazione)

Newcastle United and West Ham are leading Totteham Hotspur in the race to sign Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik. Juventus are also said to be keen on the Napoli hitman, but would prefer to wait until the summer to try and land him on a free transfer. (Corriere dello Sport)

Brighton have joined a host of clubs in the race to sign in-form Crawley Town striker Max Watters. The 21-year-old has 16 goals already this season, and West Brom, Watford and Swansea City are also understood to be in the hunt for his signature. (Daily Mail)

AC Milan are eager to sign Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha in January. The 28-year-old has impressed in a central role for the Eagles this season, and the Serie A giants have identified him as a player who could provide the firepower they need to secure a first league title in 10 years. (The Sun)

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte’s relationship with manager Pep Guardiola is “fatally strained”. The French centre-back has struggled for minutes this season, with John Stones forcing his way back into the starting XI. (L’Equipe)

Sheffield United have joined the race for Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbett. The 23-year-old has hit 12 goals in 24 outings already this term, and has been identified as a potential low-cost option who could bolster the Blades’ attacking lineup as they bid to stay in the Premier League this season. (The Sun)

Newcastle United are eyeing up Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams as a potential loan target this January. The Magpies are keen to add cover and competition at left-back, but are likely to have limited funds available to them in the coming weeks. (Chronicle)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is hopeful that “one or two strong additions” in the January transfer window will be enough to help the Clarets pull themselves clear of a relegation battle in the second half of the season. (Telegraph)