Burnley join the race to sign Troy Deeney

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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.

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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 decision

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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