Burnley in talks with former Arsenal target over premier league move
According to reports, Burnley have made a bid for Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst and are discussing personal terms with the big Dutchman.
The 29-year-old has previously been linked with Arsenal and has been a prolific scorer for both his current club and his former club, AZ Alkmaar.
In the Eredivisie, the 6’6″ forward scored 31 goals in 60 games before moving to the Bundesliga in 2018, where he has 59 goals in 118 games.
Weghorst has also earned 12 caps for the Netherlands, scoring in a 3-2 victory over Ukraine at the European Championships last summer.
He’d be a huge coup for the Clarets, but according to The Athletic, a deal is progressing well and personal terms are being worked out as Burnley look to replace Chris Wood, who moved to Newcastle earlier this month.
Sean Dyche is also interested in signing Dynamo Zagreb midfielder Mislav Orsic, but talks with the Croatian international are dragging on.
The Athletic claim that talks are still ongoing and that no fee has been agreed upon, despite the fact that the transfer window is rapidly closing.
According to reports, Burnley offered around £7 million for Orsic, but with his contract running until 2025, Dinamo Zagreb may believe that is too little for another player who played and scored at Euro 2020.
The 29-year-old scored in a memorable game between Croatia and Spain, in which the Spaniards won 5-3 after scoring twice in extra time.