Report: Burnley interested in Championship left-back

Paul Dummett celebrates after scoring the third goal for Newcastle

Newcastle's Paul Dummett is a target for newly promoted Burnley.

Paul Dummett celebrates after scoring the third goal for Newcastle

Burnley are interested in signing Newcastle United left-back Paul Dummett, according to the Chronicle.

The 24-year-old was relegated with the Magpies last season and started in their opening night defeat to Fulham in the Championship earlier this month.

Paul Dummett celebrates after scoring the third goal for Newcastle

Dummett was a consistent performer for Newcastle in the Premier League, but his position in Rafael Benitez's side could be under threat with the signing of Ciaran Clark and the imminent arrival of Brendan Galloway on loan from Everton.

Burnley are looking to strengthen their defence as they prepare for their return to the Premier League, having gained promotion last season and returning to the top tier of English football at the first time of asking.

Newcastle assistant manager Paul Simpson celebrates with Paul Dummett at the end of the match

Geordie Dummett can also play at centre back and has had loan spells at Gateshead and St Mirren, before claiming the left-back position at Newcastle.

Although a return to the Premier League may make Dummett consider leaving his boyhood club, the Chronicle report that Newcastle are not looking to sell the Welsh international and still believe he has a future at St James' Park.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with Newcastle's Paul Dummett

Dummett is a more traditional full-back, often reluctant to go forward like most modern defenders, and has scored two Premier League goals for Newcastle, netting in home draws against Liverpool and Manchester United.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is keen to add Premier League experience to his squad and the versatile Dummett fits the bill.

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