Report: Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa monitor Burnley striker Andre Gray

Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham United are tracking Burnley’s Andre Gray.

According to a report in the Mirror, Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham United are monitoring the progress of Burnley striker Andre Gray following his blistering start to the season.

The former Brentford man has made a positive start to life at Turf moor following his move from Griffin Park, scoring nine goals in 12 Championship starts.

Aged just 24, Gray has huge potential and a step up to the Premier League with promotion-chasing Burnley, or on the books of another club is certainly a realistic possibility.

Described as quick and powerful, he has proved to be a menace for Championship clubs over the past 18 months and it’s quite remarkable considering he was once a Hinckley United star.

His good form this season has already started to attract attention from top-flight clubs, with the Mirror claiming that Everton, West Ham and Villa are keeping close tabs on his progress.

The Toffees have always kept a close eye on the rising stars from the lower leagues, with talented centre-back John Stones contracted to Barnsley before moving to Goodison Park.

West Ham are another keen to exploit the Championship market - Michail Antonio arriving in the summer from East Midlands outfit Nottingham Forest.

However, the top-flight trio may wait until next summer in terms of acquiring Gray as rules state while a player can be registered with three different clubs in the same season, he can only play for two.

Gray began the campaign as a Brentford player, scoring twice in two championship matches.

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