Report: Is Graham Dorrans the man Burnley need to stave off relegation?


Burnley have been linked with Graham Dorrans from West Bromwich Albion in their pursuit of a creative midfielder.

Burnley's main intentions on transfer deadline day will be to hold on to star striker Danny Ings, who has been linked with a move away – by the Daily Mail, among others. His contract runs out at the end of the season but Sean Dyche will need him for the rest of this campaign. Ideally he would like to bring in a creative midfielder to help lay on a few more goals for Ings.

Sky Sports News understands that Burnley have made a £3 million bid for Graham Dorrans, who has played 21 games for West Brom this season. He has been with The Baggies for six-and-a-half seasons after joining from Livingston.

His best campaign with the club came in their promotion season in the Championship in 2009-2010. He scored 13 goals in the league that year, and his displays saw him linked with Manchester City and West Ham. The Hammers reportedly had bids in the region of £6 million turned down.

He could be set to join Burnley for half of that now, and it would give them some more options in terms of attacking midfielders. They currently have George Boyd in that mould, but Dorrans can give them another option. Michael Kightly hasn't delivered much for The Clarets this season and Dorrans could be used out wide under Dyche. David Jones and Scott Arfield seem to have the central midfield options nailed down.

Dorrnas would provide some versatility and with Ings in such good form this season, if Dorrans can provide a few more opportunities then it could make a big difference for Burnley.

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