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Burnley set huge asking price for Wolves and Leeds United target

Burnley are preparing for their first Championship campaign since 2015, and there will likely be plenty of incomings and outgoings in the transfer window.

Burnley have a new manager in Vincent Kompany at the helm and so will help oversee the transfer dealings in and out of Turf Moor.

One player who has been linked with a move away is centre-back Nathan Collins.

The defender only signed for the Clarets last summer from Stoke City, but the clubs’ relegation to the Championship will likely see their better players on the radar of sides in the top tier.

Wolves, Newcastle United, Leeds United, and Aston Villa have all been credited with an interest in the Republic of Ireland international, yet Burnley have set their asking price astronomically high in order to fend off any potential suitors.

According to a report from the Lancashire Telegraph, Burnley value Collins at £40 million, a significantly higher figure than Transfermarkt’s valuation of £9 million.

The fee paid to Stoke City is believed to be £12 million, and so Kompany’s side would want to recuperate all of that fee, if they eventually do look to cash in.

Having already seen regular first-choice centre-back duo James Tarkowski and Ben Mee leave Turf Moor, Burnley won’t want to part company with Collins easily, and their £40 million asking price clearly reflects their stance.

The 21-year-old impressed when given the chance last season. He played 22 times in all competitions, including 19 in the Premier League. He scored two goals and kept five clean sheets during that time.

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