Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall is excited about the prospect of playing under Sean Dyche at Burnley but there has been little movement regarding a potential move to the Premier League recently, as reported by The Athletic.
With James Tarkowski refusing to extend a contract which expires in 2022 and with the seldom-seen Jimmy Dunne expected to go, a new centre-back is right at the top of Burnley’s summer wishlist.
And The Clarets are certainly casting their net far and wide, considering a whole range of options in England’s top two divisions.
Nathan Collins, the highly-rated Stoke City stopper, is closing in on a £12 million move to Turf Moor; Burnley decisive as Arsenal dithered.
Collins is unlikely to be the only centre-back arriving through the front door between now and the August 31 transfer deadline, however.
Stoke team-mate Harry Souttar is also a target, having recently admitted that he would ‘love to’ prove himself in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s Nat Phillips – an aerial monster who looks about as typical a Burnley footballer as it is possible to imagine – is on Dyche’s radar too.
Is Joe Worrall finally going to join Burnley?
And absolutely nobody will be surprised to learn that Worrall is still a potential option for the eternal overachievers.
After all, Worrall has been linked with Burnley since January 2017 and, since then, has gone from strength to strength at boyhood club Nottingham Forest.
Luring the Nottinghamshire-born defender away from the City Ground won’t be easy – cut him and he bleeds a Garibaldi brand of red – but the Athletic believes that Worrall would find it difficult to spurn Burnley’s advances.
The former Rangers loanee, who has also been linked with West Ham, is enthused about honing his talents under Dyche, a coach who turned both Ben Mee and James Tarkowski into top-flight stars while setting Michael Keane on his way to becoming a £30 million England international.
Burnley are yet to step up their interest in Worrall but that could soon change with Tarkowski a man in high demand.