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Burnley to make £15 million bid for Nicolas Pepe

Burnley to make £15 million bid for Nicolas Pepe

Burnley will be looking to carry their European momentum into the Premier League as they go on in search of a European spot once again. 

The Clarets didn’t exactly splash the cash this summer but this won’t matter as they managed to defy expectations with a very similar squad last season. Although, it looks as if Sean Dyche is looking forward to the January transfer window already, as according to The Sun on Sunday (August 19th, page 60) (via HITC), Burnley will launch a £15 million bid for Nicolas Pepe in January after missing out on West Brom’s Matt Phillips.

Burnley will launch a £15 million bid for Nicolas Pepe in January, after missing out on summer targets including Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion.

It’s understood that Burnley’s interest in Pepe, who plays in France with Lille, was held up as Sean Dyche tried instead for players with Premier League experience.

And, it’s thought that Burnley’s scouts are also pushing for the 23-year-old, with Lille reportedly willing to sell for the right price.

THE VERDICT: 

Sean Dyche will be looking to bolster his squad in January after not really dipping into the summer transfer window.

The Clarets missed out on Matt Phillips, so they’ve turned their attentions to Nicolas Pepe, who is also attracting the interest of Southampton.

Indeed, the winger scored in his current club’s opening day win and provided an assist, so it’s clear to see that he can contribute in all areas as a well-rounded player.

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