Huge Burnley takeover update as Sam Allardyce eyes reunion with ex-West Ham favourite at West Brom

Burnley climbed out of the Premier League bottom three with a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa last night.
Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Latest Premier League gossip. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The Clarets aren’t back in action until Monday when they welcome Wolves to Turf Moor, so Sean Dyche will be keeping a close eye on results over the weekend.

But just like it is for most top-flight clubs at the moment, what happens on the field isn’t necessarily dictating the headlines.

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That is because the January transfer window is just weeks away, or in Burnley’s case, a takeover.

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

Newcastle United and Sheffield United are interested in Manchester United outcast Marcos Rojo, who prefers his next club to be in England. (The Athletic)

Leeds United are set to miss out on Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, who is most likely to join French club Rennes on loan for the remainder of the season. (TalkSPORT)

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The San Francisco 49ers are in advanced talks with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani over increasing their stake in the club to 25%. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool have added Roma defender Roger Ibanez to their defensive shortlist and could bid £30m for the 22-year-old Brazilian. (AS Roma Live via TEAMTalk)

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are open to offers for defender Conor Shaughnessy, who is surplus to requirements at Elland Road. (Football Insider)

Arsenal appear to be on the verge of signing Hertha Berlin teenage centre-back Omar Rekik after he jetted in to London on Thursday. (Metro)

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West Ham have made an approach to sign Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo having “long shown interest” in the player. (Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness)

Prospective Burnley owner ALK Capital hopes to complete its takeover in time to provide funds for Sean Dyche in the January transfer window. (BBC)

Brighton & Hove Albion have told goalkeeper Mat Ryan he is free to find a new club in January. He is valued between £7million to £10million. (Football Insider)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce is eyeing a reunion with Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins as his first signing at the Hawthorns. (Football Insider)