Anderlecht's head coach Vincent Kompany pictured during a press conference of Belgian soccer team RSC Anderlecht in Brussels on, Friday 06 May 2022, to discuss the next game in the Champions' play-offs, of the Jupiler Pro League. BELGA PHOTO LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP) (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

The EIGHT players linked with moves to Burnley as rebuild under ex-Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany begins

Burnley reported back for pre-season training at Gawthorpe yesterday [Monday] to mark the dawn of a new era under new boss Vincent Kompany.

By Dan Black
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 6:00 am

Strikers Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes returned alongside midfielder Jack Cork after the trio signed new deals to extend their time with the Clarets.

Notable absentees from the group included popular centre back pairing James Tarkowski and ex-skipper Ben Mee, who both revealed that their time at the club had come to an end as they seek opportunities elsewhere.

The club’s internationals — including Wout Weghorst, in-demand defender Nathan Collins, goalkeeper Nick Pope and Welsh duo Connor Roberts and Wayne Hennessey — were also afforded extra time to recover from their UEFA Nations League exertions during the early part of the summer.

But a depleted gathering — with Erik Pieters, Phil Bardsley, Dale Stephens and Aaron Lennon also allowed to leave at the end of their contracts — were back for testing and training.

Kompany will now be tasked with trying to keep his stars in place as the vultures start to circle following Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League as well as bringing new faces into the squad.

With the Championship season due to get going on the weekend of July 30th, here are the names reportedly on the former Belgium international’s radar ahead of the 2022-23 season.

The club’s internationals — including Wout Weghorst, in-demand defender Nathan Collins, goalkeeper Nick Pope and Welsh duo Connor Roberts and Wayne Hennessey — were also afforded extra time to recover from their UEFA Nations League exertions during the early part of the summer.

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