Burnley are being reported as having tied up a £1m deal to bring Algeria captain Yazid Mansouri to Turf Moor. Although not available due to the African Cup of Nations, Mansouri claims to have held talks with the Clarets and expects to leave current club Lorient.
“I have had discussions with Burnley’s directors and all that remains is for the two clubs to agree a deal. All should be decided in the coming days, but we are on the right track.”
He has played in England before at Coventry on loan but saw his deal cut as he went off to play in the 2004 African Competition.
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