Newcastle transfer news: Burnley eyeing swoop for Toon-linked Seko Fofana
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Newcastle transfer news: Burnley eyeing swoop for Toon-linked Seko Fofana

Seko Fofana, who has recently been linked with Newcastle United, has now reportedly emerged as a target for Burnley.

The Lens midfielder is of interest to the Clarets, as reported by the Daily Mail.

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Burnley are supposedly in talks with the French club, who value their man at around £14 million.

Fofana is enjoying a fantastic campaign over in France, regularly putting in stellar performances as their captain.

He has helped Lens climb up to sixth in the Ligue 1 table, and is an integral part of their starting XI.

It remains to be seen if Burnley will be successful in their pursuit of Fofana, but it looks as though the Clarets could be set to try and get revenge on Newcastle.

The Magpies have this morning officially signed striker Chris Wood, after activating his £25 million release clause.

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Burnley are said to be far from happy about the situation, given the two teams are currently relegation rivals.

But there is little they can do about the situation.

That said, they would surely love it if they were able to use some of the Wood cash to land Fofana ahead of Newcastle.

The Magies were linked with a move of their own for the dynamo in November.

Undoubtedly, he would significantly improve Eddie Howe’s engine room.

Could Burnley now beat Newcastle to Seko Fofana?

It could well be that Burnley are determined to sign Fofana now.

Not only is he a fantastic midfielder, he is reportedly wanted by Newcastle. Burnley may take great pride in landing him before the Magpies, given the club have poached Wood.

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£14 million seems quite a low fee for a player of his quality though.

Lens could surely ask for a bit more than that. If that was to be the case, then Newcastle would surely stand a better chance of signing him.