The international break hasn’t put a stop to the transfer speculation surrounding Burnley.
And today’s gossip brings potential good news for Clarets fans amid Tottenham Hotspur’s reported pursuit of Nick Pope.
According to the Daily Mail, Jose Mourinho’s side are now exploring alternative targets to the England international due to concerns they will be priced out of a swoop.
With Hugo Lloris’ future in doubt, Spurs had put Pope top of their list recruitment list but with Dyche wanting in-excess of £30million, the North London club are being forced to look elsewhere.
Spurs could struggle to meet Burnley’s valuation given the financial constraints caused by the Covid pandemic and the prospect of another season without lucrative Champions League football.
Indeed, cheaper options have been considered, including Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels and Lille’s Mike Maignan.
Here are the latest headlines surrounding Burnley and their Premier League rivals:
1. Suarez in line for shock Liverpool return?
Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez could make a shock return to Liverpool if Mohamed Salah leaves the club this summer amid interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. (Fichajes via Four Four Two) Photo: Mike Hewitt
2. Blades likely to make Fletcher move
Sheffield United will likely attempt to sign Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher this summer, if he cannot agree a new deal on Teesside, which expires at the end of the campaign. (Football League World) Photo: Stu Forster
3. Newcastle star makes dressing room claim
One member of the Newcastle United playing squad has told friends he’s never seen a football club and dressing room fall apart like the Magpies’ over the last few days as pressure grows on Steve Bruce. (Football Insider) Photo: Laurence Griffiths
4. Magpies failed with Milik bid
Newcastle tried to sign Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli last summer before he joined Marseille. A bid of £17.2million was tabled, however the Serie A club wanted between £21.5m and £25.9m. (Calcio Napoli 24) Photo: NICOLAS TUCAT