Burnley have stepped up their attempts to sign Bournemouth striker Josh King, according to Football Insider.
King has been regularly linked with West Ham and West Brom in both the summer window and throughout this month.
However, the Clarets joined the race to sign the former Manchester United frontman earlier this month – with King’s Cherries contract set to expire at the end of the season.
And now the Football Insider believe that Sean Dyche’s team are willing to offer Matej Vydra in a part-exchange deal in order to try and bring King to Turf Moor before the transfer window closes.
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Vydra has scored three times in 14 appearances for Burnley this season, although they’ve all come in the Carabao Cup or League Cup – with the Czech Republic frontman restricted to just one Premier League starts this term.
Considering Bournemouth look almost resigned to losing King at some point during the January window, I believe that a player-exchange deal would suit them massively.
And whilst the Cherries still have Dominic Solanke at their disposal, I think the signing of Vydra would be an extremely good one.
Vydra’s Premier League career has generally been quite a struggle, but he’s a proven goalscorer in the Championship having enjoyed three superb seasons with Watford twice and then Derby, so I think he would be a welcome addition for Jason Tindall.