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Burnley, Derby County and Fulham are interested in signing £1 million-rated striker Macauley Bonne after Charlton Athletic were relegated from the Championship, according to The Sun (27 July, Goals pull-out page 17).

While Addicks fans might blame contract rebel Lyle Taylor for a heartbreaking end to a season which promised so much, another striker at least did his level best to keep Charlton in the second-tier.

Bonne stepped up to the plate impressively after Taylor slinked out of the back door on July 1, scoring three times in his final five games.

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That was not enough to save Lee Bowyer’s side from an immediate return to League One, however, and the suitors are now queuing up to offer Bonne a fresh start away from the Valley.

The Sun claims that play-off rivals Fulham and Cardiff are interested, alongside a youthful Derby side and a Norwich team who will be looking to secure the second-tier title again in 2021 after one disastrous season in the Premier League.

If Bonne has his heart set on proving himself on the biggest stage of all, however, then Burnley could be a dream destination for a player who was shining in non-league with Leyton Orient as recently as 2019.

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Then again, perhaps the Zimbabwe international will have second thoughts about a move to Turf Moor, after watching another former Championship number nine struggle for games and goals in claret and blue.

Vydra, a speedy and diminutive forward in the Bonne mould, has started just ten Premier League games in two years.

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