Burnley look set to beat Aston Villa, Leicester City and Norwich City in the race to sign West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez.

According to the John Percy of the Telegraph, the Clarets will pay the Baggies £10 million to bring the Englishman back to Turf Moor ahead of the new season.

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Burnley will reportedly pay the fee in two payments, with £5 million up front and a further £5 million guaranteed in 12 months time.

Villa, Leicester and Norwich have all shown interest in the forward after the 29-year-old scored 22 times under both Darren Moore and James Shan last season.

Rodriguez came through the youth system in Lancashire and spent five professional years with Burnley before leaving for Southampton in 2012.

Sean Dyche took over at the club just after Rodriguez left for the Saints and now looks set to win the race to bring the player back to the Premier League.

The news will come as a big blow to Baggies boss Slaven Bilic, who would have been hoping to keep hold of Rodriguez after losing star defender Craig Dawson to Watford in recent weeks.

Salomon Rondon also looks set to leave The Hawthorns, which will leave Bilic short of attacking options ahead of the new season.


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