Burnley have joined fellow Premier League new-boys QPR and Leicester in the race to sign highly-rated Watford forward Troy Deeney, according to The Daily Mail.
Deeney, 26, has been consistently linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with Leicester already having seen two bids rejected from his Championship side.
The striker is hot property after an impressive 2013/14 season with Watford, in which he netted 24 goals in 44 games, a record only beaten by Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes and ex-Leeds United striker Ross McCormack.
Watford exit imminent
And with the all three of the Premier League’s promoted sides chasing him, it looks certain that Deeney will be on his way to the English top-fligh soon.
Burnley have obviously stepped up their attempts to bring the player to Turf Moor for the new season, looking to build a strong enough attack - with Danny Ings and Sam Vokes - to keep the side clear of relegation.
Leicester have already seen their second bid of £7.5 million rejected as Watford are looking for £10 million from the sale of their new captain. This comes after the Foxes signed Brighton forward Leonardo Ulloa for a club record £8 million earlier in the week.
However, Burnley are said to be readying a new bid after an £8 million offer was still rejected.
Deeney now has a decision to make on which promoted side to play for next season, with all three offering high-quality football.
Burnley are currently engrossed in their pre-season tour with a game against Accrington Stanley looming this Saturday.
And Sean Dyche's side kick off their Premier League season at home to Chelsea, hoping to grab something from that game and surprise a few people.
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