Burnley closing in on Ghana’s Majeed Waris

Majeed Waris

Burnley are closing in on a £9million deal for Lorient forward Abdul Majeed Waris. Report dailymail.co.uk

Sean Dyche is hopeful the deal can completed this week to join £15m man Chris Wood through the door at Burnley.

West Ham, West Brom and Brighton were all tracking Waris but the Clarets are set to beat them in the race for his signature.

Dyche initially explored other options after Andre Gray left the club to join Watford in an £18m switch, but after being rebuffed in efforts to sign Florian Andone from Deportivo La Coruna and Duvan Zapata from Napoli, turned to the Ghana international to bolster his attacking options.

Waris, who can play as a winger or as a second striker, had a trail at Manchester City at the age of 17 and has won 22 caps for Ghana, scoring four times.

Waris, 25-year netted nine times in 35 appearances last season but couldn’t prevent Lorient from dropping out of Ligue 1.

Burnley however appear to have lost out in the battle to sign Sam Clucas from Hull City after they agreed to sell the midfielder in a £16.5m deal with Swansea.

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