According to the Daily Mail’s ‘Mail Online’ portal, Burnley have been in talks with Bristol City about bringing Josh Brownhill to Turf Moor and the Premier League in a £7million deal.

Mail Online’s Simon Jones says that the Clarets “have held talks over a £7million deal” for midfielder Brownhill as they look to strengthen their side ahead of the January-May slog. The Warrington-born 24-year-old has caught the eye for the Robins in this year’s Championship, scoring five goals and providing two assists as the Robins target the playoffs.

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Sean Dyche’s side sit in an uncomfortable 15th-place in the Premier League table and are just four points clear of the relegation zone after a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. In Josh Brownhill, Dyche sees the player to reinforce the Clarets engine room ahead of the Premier League run-in.

Brownhill started his football journey at Preston North End (64 games/six goals/three assists) with a brief loan at Barnsley (26 games/three goals/two assists) before his free transfer move to Aston Gate in 2016.

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Since his arrival in the south-west, Brownhill has gone on to make 158 appearances (17 goals/12 assists) for the Robins and become a mainstay of their Sky Bet Championship side.

However, with this interest from Burnley, and with the fact the two clubs are said to have held talks, his time as a Championship midfielder could be drawing to an end. No doubt at £7million, Burnley will be getting a bargain but it will leave Bristol City looking to replace their captain as they eye the playoff picture.

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