Burnley ready Tom Lees move

Tom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday

HITC Sport understands Sheffield Wednesday ace is in their sights.

Tom Lees of Sheffield WednesdayTom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday

Championship champions Burnley are set to launch a bid for Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees, HITC Sport understands.

The Clarets themselves are battling to keep hold of their own star defender Michael Keane - having rejected a £10million offer from the Premier League champions for the former Manchester United man.

Leicester are set to return with an improved offer whilst Everton have also been linked for Keane, and Burnley boss Sean Dyche is already looking at potential replacements.

Tom Lees - Sheffield WednesdayTom Lees - Sheffield Wednesday

Top of his list is Lees, who has been outstanding for Wednesday since joining them from Leeds United in 2014 and he penned a new four-year deal with The Owls last summer.

But now having failed to achieve promotion themselves, the South Yorkshire club know they face a battle to hang onto 25-year-old Lees.

It is understood that even if Keane remains at Burnley, Dyche wants the club to push ahead with a move for Lees. They have also been linked with a move for Grant Hanley from arch-rivals Blackburn.

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