Report: Celtic target Jelle Vossen in talks with Burnley

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Burnley are hoping to sign the Belgian striker, also wanted by Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday.

Vossen has been linked with an exit from Racing Genk this summer, and a report in HLN has claimed that Burnley have become frontrunners for his signature as they hold talks with him.

The forward, 26, spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, impressing as Aitor Karanka’s men reached the play-off final. He showed he was good enough to cut it in the Championship, and Burnley are keen on bring him to Turf Moor as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Danny Ings.

Vossen has been in England for the last few days holding talks with Sean Dyche’s men concerning a transfer, and it appears as if a move is progressing well. The report states that Genk are willing to sell the striker for roughly £3 million, but are also keen to offer him a new contract should no deal be reached between Vossen and Burnely.

Whilst the Clarets now look to be leading the race for his signature, they have only recently shown an interest in signing the Belgian international.

Celtic were said to be frontrunners to secure his signing, as per the Sun, whilst Burnley’s Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday have also been making noises concerning a move for him, according to Gazette Live. The same report showed that Boro did have an interest in signing him permanently, but pulled out when the asking price was revealed.

Should Burnley complete a deal for Vossen, they will be making a real statement of intent ahead of a push for an immediate return to the Premier League next season.

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