Burnley should consider a move for the Crystal Palace winger.

According to a report from the Chronicle, Crystal Palace are open to selling Andros Townsend this summer, and Burnley should make an ambitious swoop for the winger.

Sean Dyche’s Clarets side were quite simply superb last season, ending up in seventh spot in the Premier League table, but they must improve both the quality and depth of their squad, if they are to enjoy a successful campaign this term.

One particular area where the Lancashire outfit need to strengthen is their wide attacking department, with more competition required for the likes of Robbie Brady and Aaron Lennon.

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With this in in mind, Burnley should make a move for Eagles ace Andros Townsend, who could be available for around £20 million, according to the Chronicle.

The 26-year-old joined Palace from Newcastle in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £13m, and he has gone on to chalk up five goals and 16 assists in 79 appearances in all competitions for the south London outfit.

Townsend possesses pace in abundance, and plays with a certain kind of directness that would provide Dyche with an entirely different option in the final third.

The former Tottenham star is most dangerous when operating on the right wing, from where he likes to cut inside onto his deadly left foot.

This would provide Dyche with more variety down the right flank, and if he manages to bring Townsend to Turf Moor, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Burnley.

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