Premier League strugglers Swansea City are set to smash their club record transfer fee with a £12.5 million bid for Burnley striker Andre Gray, reports the Daily Mail.
The Swans have backed interim manager Alan Curtis in the transfer market in order to keep the club in the Premier League, with a striker a top of the agenda. This is no doubt given that the club are the second lowest goalscorers in the top-flight this season behind bottom club Aston Villa.
Curtis, who has been installed as manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Garry Monk, has seen a £14 million offer for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini turned down by the Italian club, and he has now turned his attention to Burnley’s Gray.
Eyebrows were raised when Burnley paid Brentford £9 million for the 24-year-old in the summer, but the move has so far paid dividends, with the striker hitting 15 goals as the Lancashire side push for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Gray has also been linked with moves to Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham United in recent times, with the Mirror suggesting that it would take a bid of around £15 million before Burnley would even consider selling their star striker.
Sean Dyche’s side are currently fifth in the Championship with 42 points from 25 matches, and face struggling MK Dons on Tuesday night at Stadium:mk.
The Clarets are also through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after beating Middlesbrough 2-1 thanks to goals from Rouwen Hennings and Stephen Ward.
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