Burnley transfer state of play as Vincent Kompany and Clarets prepare for busy summer window

Burnley are keen to move quickly in the transfer market ahead of the new season but are not close to any signings.

The Clarets have tabled offers for MK Dons star Scott Twine and Oxford United center back Luke McNally but have yet to meet the valuations held by the respective clubs. Twine in particular is thought to be towards the top of the Turf Moor target list while McNally would represent an arrival in the critical center back area.

With James Tarkowski and Ben Mee having already departed on a free transfer, center back is a key area the Clarets are looking at with Taylor Harwood-Bellis at Man City another name in the frame. Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is a fan of the England Under-21 captain and had him on loan at Anderlecht.

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Burnley are hoping to tie up a deal for the 20-year-old while they could return with a fresh offer for McNally. Swansea City defender Joel Latibeaudiere is another target with the Clarets weighing up a £500,000 offer for the former Man City youngster. Kompany is also keen to keep Nathan Collins despite a host of Premier League sides being linked with a move for the talented 21-year-old.

Further forward, Jed Wallace is expected to sign for West Brom on a free transfer having traveled to the Hawthorns for a medical. He has been offered a new deal by Millwall and Burnley have had long term interest in the 28-year-old who has a desire to reach the Premier League. The Clarets don’t seem likely to try and usurp the Baggies with a late deal for the winger.

Nick Pope will complete his move to Newcastle United this week, with the goalkeeper unlikely to be the last to leave. Maxwel Cornet has a release clause of £17.5million and is expected to attract interest while Dwight McNeil could also attract offers although none have yet been forthcoming.

Burnley are keen to hang on to Nathan Collins despite plenty of Premier League interest, while the likes of Josh Brownhill and Charlie Taylor are expected to remain at Turf Moor.

Wout Weghorst has made his plans clear and there is an agreement in place to allow the striker to leave on loan following relegation. Burnley are prepared to sell the Dutch international, who wants top level football to try and secure a place in the Netherlands squad for the World Cup.

Beskitas have made their desire to sign the frontman clear but as yet no agreement has been struck. Weghorst, along with the other Burnley players who have been away on international duty, is not due back at Gawthorpe until a week on Monday with the remainder of the squad having started pre-season on Monday.

Kompany has been in the building this week, meeting with players and staff and getting to know the club. Despite only being appointed last week, he has been in contact with chairman Alan Pace over the past few weeks and the pair have been discussing a clear transfer strategy.

The Clarets are likely to look to the loan market with more frequency than they did under Dyche while exploring the overseas market, something ALK see value in, is also a likely avenue. There will also be plenty of emphasis placed on the UK market with Burnley seeking to lower the age of the average squad and bring in players with a potential re-sale value.

Key positions at center back and center midfield will be addressed and the Clarets are braced for a busy window.

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