Burnley could be set to lose one of nine potential opponents in the race to sign Lyle Taylor this summer as Scottish Premiership side Rangers look to Rhian Brewster.
News emerged earlier this week on Sky Sports News claiming that Sean Dyche’s side are on a list of 10 clubs that are keen to make a move for Charlton Athletic striker Taylor.
Taylor has had a good season with the Addicks so far this term, netting an impressive 11 goals in 22 games in the Championship.
Having moved to Charlton in 2018 from AFC Wimbledon, the Greenwich-born striker was key to their successful promotion from League One via the play-off final last term.
The pending return of the Championship season was expected to see Taylor play a part for Charlton as they look to hold off the threat of relegation, but the 30-year-old has refused to feature again for the club and will now leave on a free transfer this summer.
A whole host of clubs are said to have shown interest with the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City, Brentford, Turkish side Sivasspor and Scottish side Rangers.
However, Rangers are now set to leave that list of clubs as they look to the potential of bringing in Liverpool youngster Brewster instead with former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan telling Football Insider that he expects Steven Gerrard to make a move.
This piece of news for Burnley boss Dyche could be perfect as out of all the clubs said-to-be interested in Taylor, Rangers would have been a big draw given the sheer size of the club and their history, being 54-time Scottish champions.
Of course, a move for Brewster may not happen and the Gers may re-enter the race. But if Dyche is clever, he could put together an attractive offer for the 30-year-old striker in the next couple of weeks and pip their rivals to his signature.
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