Report: Burnley set to sign Jelle Vossen as £2.5 million offer accepted

Vossen has been linked with Burnley, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday.

According to a report in Belgian media outlet HLN, Genk striker Jelle Vossen is set to sign for Championship club Burnley, after a transfer offer was accepted by his current club.

The Clarets look set to win the race for the 26-year-old, who spent last term on loan with Middlesbrough in the second tier. The Belgian international impressed as Boro reached the play-off final, showing an impressive all-round attacking play, and finding the back of the net nine times in 40 games.

This strong form garnered interest in Vossen from Britain, with Burnley just one of three teams said to have been seriously tracking the forward.

The Sun claimed that Celtic were holding talks with Vossen concerning a summer switch to Scotland, whilst Burnley’s Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday have also been linked with him, as per Gazette Live.

However, the latest HLN report indicates that Burnley have had an offer accepted for the striker, of roughly £2.5 million, and will be holding talks with Vossen this week.

It is believed that he has already agreed a verbal deal with the Clarets, and is set to agree a four-year contract, which will see a move to Turf Moor completed this week.

Burnley will be making a real statement of intent by signing Vossen, and his goals should go some way to making up for the departure of Danny Ings to Liverpool. It is clear that securing an immediate promotion back to the Premier League is a priority, and the club could do much worse than sign Vossen this summer.

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