Lancashire club latest: Burnley in battle to sign midfielder; Fleetwood aiming to hold onto international

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A round up of all the news and transfer speculation from the Lancashire region.

We take a look at some of the biggest transfer stories coming out of Lancashire as clubs try and build their squads ready for the new season in August.

Burnley amongst trio of Premier League clubs chasing Prince Oniangue

With Sean Dyche looking to strengthen his squad for the Premier League, The Clarets have been linked with making a move for Prince Oniangue who plays his football in France with Reims. The strong, defensive midfielder is 25-years-old and scored eight times from 20 appearances last season.

Sky Sports believes that Burnley as well as Newcastle United, and Queens Park Rangers are monitoring the midfielder. Burnley's biggest competition could come from Newcastle given their strong links to France.

Blackpool are finally set to appoint a replacement for Paul Ince

Following their near relegation to League One last season, Karl Oyston was under pressure to appoint the right manager following the decision that it would not be Barry Ferguson. The Tangerines are now set to appoint former Charlton Athletic manager Jose Riga. The Belgian took charge of The Addicks late on last season and guided them to safety. He will have a big job on his hands at Bloomfield Road as they currently have a threadbare squad due to much of their playing staff being made up of loans last season.

Fleetwood's plans for new training complex approved

Following on from their promotion to League One, Fleetwood Town have now been granted permission to begin work on a new £6 million training complex. The work is expected to begin imminently and take up to a year to complete. This is just another step forward for a club that has now achieved six promotions within nine seasons.

Fleetwood facing battle to hold onto talented international

There has been interest in Fleetwood Town's right-back Conor McLaughlin who has recently been playing alongside his brother Ryan for Northern Ireland in games against Uruguay and Chile. The former Preston North End player had a great season for The Cod Army but his current contract is up and whilst Fleetwood are keen to hold onto him, Bristol City and Blackpool are monitoring the situation.

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