Prem duo and Derby eye Wigan's Burke

Wigan Athletic's Luke Burke

HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are tracking Wigan defender.

Premier League duo Swansea and Bournemouth and Championship rivals Derby County are weighing up moves for highly-rated Wigan Athletic defender Luke Burke, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Wigan Athletic's Luke BurkeWigan Athletic's Luke Burke

Right-back Burke is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at Wigan after coming through the ranks at the DW Stadium and he was named the club's academy player of the year last season.

The 18-year-old has broken into the first-team this season after catching the eye in pre-season for the Latics.

Burke made his Football League debut on the opening day of the season away to Bristol City and he has gone on to make five appearances in the Championship so far this season.

Manchester United coach Warren JoyceWigan manager Warren Joyce

Burke's progress at Wigan has not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid with scouts from Premier League clubs alerted to his potential.

Bournemouth and Swansea are actively monitoring Burke and have been keeping tabs on his progress for some time.

Derby manager Steve McClarenDerby manager Steve McClaren

Derby are in the market for a new defender after losing first-choice right-back Cyrus Christie for several months with a knee injury and they are weighing up a move for Burke.

Wigan will be reluctant to lose Burke as they have high hopes for the academy graduate that he could follow in the footsteps of Leighton Baines and play at the highest level.

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