Burnley Looking To Sign Lamine Kone
Burnley Football Club have made an enquiry for Sunderland and Ivory Coast centre-back Lamine Kone as a replacement for Michael Keane who joined Everton this week. Kone is available as he wants to play in the top flight and manager Simon Grayson is willing to sell the defender in order to boost his transfer funds.
Kone had interest from Everton, Crystal Palace, West Ham and West Bromwich Albion last year before signing a new contract with Sunderland. He struggled to replicate his form this season after helping Sunderland avoid relegation last year but Clarets manager Sean Dyche remains an admirer of the Ivory Coast international.
The defender wants out of the Stadium of Light following the Black Cats’ relegation to the Championship and the exodus of players, including Jermain Defoe and Jordan Pickford.
Dyche is keen to add to his squad for the forthcoming campaign having completed the signing of Charlie Taylor from Leeds United and Jonathan Walters from Stoke City for a fee that could reach £3million. Walters’ Move means there are five Republic of Ireland internationals plying their trade at Turf Moor, including defenders Stephen Ward and Kevin Long and midfielders Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady.