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Manager provides update amid Bristol City transfer rumours

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche has insisted that he’s ‘in control’ of Nahki Wells’ future, amid reports linking him with a move to Bristol City.

Wells, 29, has been linked with a permanent move to Bristol City this month. Robins boss Lee Johnson has been in the market for a forward and after talks with Charlton’s Lyle Taylor supposedly broke down, he’s turned his attention to Wells.

This season has been his most prolific in many – Wells has scored 13 goals in 26 Championship games for Mark Warburton’s side.

His contract at Burnley runs out in the summer though, and Dyche is understood to be keen on off-loading the striker this month and are said to be looking for £5 million for the forward – the fee they paid Huddersfield back in 2017.

Speaking to Lancashire Live about Wells’ future, Dyche said:

“He is going along nicely, we keep tabs on him and know what he is doing. I know Mark Warburton well and he is very pleased with him.

“We will monitor situations like we do, he is one of ours so we are in control of that situation.”

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Wells has stated on several occasions that he’d like to remain at QPR and has done throughout this saga too but has always insisted that it’s a matter between the clubs.

He’s adored by QPR fans and they’d hate to see him go to a Championship rival mid-way through what’s been a mixed, but overall positive season.

The verdict

Wells has rediscovered the goal-scoring touch that made him one of the hottest strikers in the EFL all those years back. He’s still only 29 and will still feel that he has a lot to offer and for some years to come, but whether that will be at QPR is another question.

He’s in a difficult position in that Burnley want to sell him and will do so to the first club that proposes an offer, but he wants to stay at QPR. QPR though don’t have the finances to buy Wells, and it’s left his future up in the air for now.


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