Burnley are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth and Cardiff City defender Matthew Connolly, according to The Sun.

It is understood that Burnley boss Sean Dyche is looking to sign the two centre backs to improve his defence as the club look to bounce straight back up to the Premier League.

Burnley’s current centre backs are 38 year-old Michael Duff, and Michael Keane who has been linked with a move away from the club.  Burnley have this week been linked with Brentford centre half James Tarkowski but reportedly did not meet the club’s asking price.

This has left Dyche chasing Batth and Connolly.

Wolves are believed to be looking for a fee of around £1 million for their captain Danny Batth should he wish to leave the club, but it is not known whether Burnley will be willing to pay this amount.

Matthew Connolly will cost Burnley a similar amount of money, with Cardiff perhaps looking to sell players after they were placed under transfer embargo today.

It is not known whether Dyche wishes to sign just one or both of the defenders, but the club wish to increase their defensive options as they look to win promotion.


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