The Charlton midfielder had been linked with a transfer to Norwich City but Burnley look to have made a decisive move.

Johann Gudmundsson is reportedly set to complete a move to Burnley

Charlton Athletic have accepted a bid from Burnley for Iceland international and Euro 2016 hero Johann Gudmundsson, the South London Press has reported.

The 25-year-old was initially linked with Championship outfit Norwich City earlier in the summer, but now looks set to make the move to Turf Moor in a deal believed to be around £2.5 million with another £1 million in add-ons.

The midfielder missed just four minutes of Iceland’s impressive Euro 2016 campaign, earning an assist for Heimir Hallgrímsson’s men during the 1-1 draw with Portugal earlier in the tournament.

Gudmundsson, who is a firm favourite with Addicks fans, also earned six goals and 11 assists for relegated Charlton last season, with a stay in League One always looking unlikely.

Charlton boss Russell Slade had admitted earlier in the week to the South London Press there had been interest in Gudmundsson, who soaked up a hero’s welcome with the rest of his teammates upon their return to Iceland following their 5-2 defeat to France in the quarter-finals of the European Championships on Sunday.


With Iceland now out of the tournament, it appears Burnley have made a decisive move in order to land their man.

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