Burnley close in on Nahki Wells

Burnley are closing in on the signing of Huddersfield Town striker, Nahki Wells, according to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre Blog (12:59PM).

A move for Wells comes as Burnley seek to replace Andre Gray, who departed for Watford earlier this summer for £18.5m and the Clarets now appear to have found their replacement.

The Bermudan netted 10 times last season in Huddersfield’s charge to promotion, but amid a huge turnover of players at the John Smith’s Stadium this summer, Wells has fallen well down the pecking order.

Wells has been a long term target of Burnley’s and he was widely expected to make the move to Turf Moor in his days at Bradford, but the move never materialised.

The Terriers striker will add a different dimension to the Clarets’ attack, the electrifying pace to stretch a game, which none of Burnley’s other striking options currently have.

Wells’ arrival could spell the end of Ashley Barnes who now looks set to be surplus to requirements in East Lancashire.

Burnley are believed to have slapped a £10 million price tag on the head of Barnes, with Huddersfield and Newcastle amongst the sides interested.

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