Burnley want Christian Benteke and Divock Origi as transfer replacements for Chris Wood after £25m move to Newcastle
BURNLEY are putting Belgian striker Christian Benteke and Divock Origi at the top of their urgent strike list.
Owner Sean Dyche plans to spend £25m on Chris Wood on the experience Prem and Clarets are investigating both targets.
Palace have offered Benteke, 31, a new deal and he is a regular starter but he could be available for around £10m.
It also costs him less to stay with the Eagles and is within the range of what Burnley has to pay – but there will be a hitch if he is asked for a relegation cut.
Benteke was left out of the starting XI against Brighton on Friday and Palace will spend money to either buy Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah or keep Mainz loanee Jean-Philippe Mateta permanently.
Liverpool striker Origi is also in their sights but it will take some convincing to switch Anfield to Turf Moor at this stage of his career – and in the middle of the season.
The 26-year-old striker is out of contract in the summer and is looking to make big moves in Europe or join a top Premier League side.
Liverpool are also keen to keep him for the remainder of this campaign.
Burnley are also considering a loan deal for Rennes striker Serhou Guirassy, who costs around £13m but is currently unpopular.
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Dyche and his team were looking for a No 10 and a striker before Wood’s departure and now want one more striker.
Clarets also plans loan-to-buy deals for targets to protect them if they fail.
That is not possible with Benteke or Origi.
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