Premier League Burnley are set to rival Leeds United for the signature of experienced Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson, according to HITC Sport.

The 29-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to Premier League outfit Burnley, who poached Jeff Hendrick from Championship rivals Derby County last season.

However, Leeds United are also interested in bringing the former England youth international back to the club where he started out his career.

After spending 9 years in the youth ranks at Leeds, Howson went on to make 185 appearances between 2006 and 2012, scoring 23 goals in the process, cementing his place in Leeds Untied folklore.

In January 2012 he made the move to Norwich and since then Howson has turned out 175 times for the Canaries and bagged 22 goals.

After spending big money on Yanic Wildschut and Steven Naismith to no avail, Norwich are looking to recoup some funds in order to give Daniel Farke the resources required to make a push for promotion this season.

It looks likely they will start by letting go of Howson, who is subject to heavy interest from Burnley, who are looking to bolster their squad in order to guarantee Premier League survival for another season, as well as replace the talismanic figure of Joey Barton, who was released following an FA ban due to gambling offences.

No concrete offer has been made for the 29-year-old midfielder, however the Clarets have made an enquiry as to the fee Norwich would be looking to recoup for the playmaker.

It’s unlikely Howson will leave Carrow Road on the cheap, but with both sides able to afford the deal it could be the lure of Premier League football that swings the midfielder towards Burnley.

 


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