Burnley are set to make a fresh approach for long-term target Jay Rodriguez in the coming weeks.

A story on Sky Sports, relayed on Football League World, states that the Lancashire club will turn their attention back to the striker after failing with a £16 million bid last summer.

The 29-year-old has been strongly linked with a move back to the top flight since the Baggies were relegated a year ago, with those links intensifying after he hit 22 goals in the Championship last season.

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What’s more, the former Southampton man could leave for as little as £5 million due to a clause in his contract, although that fee would later rise to £10 million due to add ons.

The possibility of signing Rodriguez in a cut-price deal looks to have tempted Burnley into having a second go at signing their former player.

Boss Sean Dyche is looking for an alternative to Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes, with the futures of Matej Vydra and Nahki Wells uncertain.

It seems as though Rodriguez, who has scored 33 goals in the Premier League, has been identified as a good fit by those at Turf Moor.

The Clarets aren’t the only side looking at Rodriguez, with Bournemouth, Leicester, Norwich and Sheffield United also said to be considering offers.


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