According to The Sunday Mirror (24/01, p67), Burnley are being put off by Everton’s £10million price tag on defender Jonjoe Kenny.
It’s claimed that Burnley want to land Kenny as Sean Dyche considers new signings following the club’s American takeover.
Kenny is seen as a realistic target given that he is barely featuring at Everton, but the £10million price tag would allegedly take up too much of Dyche’s budget.
That currently makes a deal unlikely, and with just a week to go until the transfer deadline, Burnley are running out of time.
They do have Matthew Lowton and Phil Bardsley, but Dyche seemingly sees 23-year-old Kenny as something of a long-term option.
Kenny impressed on loan at Schalke last season, but has been given just one Premier League start by Carlo Ancelotti since his return to Merseyside.
He’s an Everton academy graduate and ultimately needs to be playing first-team football, as he has even struggled to play when Seamus Coleman has been out.
After playing just 14 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday night, Kenny just doesn’t seem to be in Ancelotti’s plans – but Everton are pricing him out of an exit as things stand.