Rumour Reel: Burnley bid for Ireland winger Brady, Chelsea favourites to land wantaway Payet
Lee Gormley | 13 January 2017
Coral’s rumour reel
With the January transfer window now in full swing, Premier League bosses are aiming to sort some business ahead of the remainder of their respective campaigns.
This includes mid-table outfit Burnley, with the Clarets hoping to add a new wideman to their respective set-up as a boost in the top-flight. Meanwhile, wantaway Dimitri Payet could be set to depart West Ham United for another London club.
So, read on to find out who could be going where in Coral’s rumour reel for January 13th…
Burnley make Brady bid
With Sean Dyche’s Burnley side hoping to avoid being dragged into a relegation scrap this season, the Clarets have outlined Norwich City winger Robbie Brady to join their ranks to boost their attacking threat.
The Republic of Ireland international wideman was the star of the show for his nation in France last summer and his Euro 2016 performances looked likely to see him land a big move away from the Canaries.
Although, a switch to one of the bigger teams in the top tier never materialised, but the Dubliner now finds himself as a key target for Burnley.
The Clarets are believed to have bid around £13m for his services in this January transfer window, though they reportedly face strong competition from both Crystal Palace and Sunderland for the 24-year-old.
Chelsea leading Payet chase
With Slaven Bilic having announced that his star man Payet no longer wants to feature for West Ham, fellow London club and Premier League leaders Chelsea are leading the chase for his signature this month.
The France international playmaker enjoyed a sublime last season in east London but has, like much of the Hammers squad, failed to follow that up this current campaign.
Payet has therefore outlined intentions to depart the Olympic Stadium and Antonio Conte is aiming to capitalise immediately with a signing that could edge the top-flight title race in the Blues’ favour.
It’s believed that West Ham will accept no less than £40m for their wantaway superstar, though, while Chelsea are reportedly happy to oblige in the coming weeks of this winter market.