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Southampton enter Premier League transfer battle for Burnley mainstay

Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill is now drawing interest from Premier League side Southampton, a report from 90min has claimed.

Burnley’s relegation to the Championship looks set to bring around a summer of change at Turf Moor.

Vincent Kompany will be keen to make his mark on the squad while replacing mainstays like Ben Mee, James Tarkowski and Nick Pope. Now, it has been reported that another player attracting further interest is midfielder Brownhill.

90min states that Premier League club Southampton now have the former Bristol City star in their sights.

The Saints are keen to find a solid midfield partner for James Ward-Prowse and Brownhill has been identified as an option. The report also lists Everton, Leicester City, Leeds United, Wolves and Brentford as clubs to show interest in the Warrington-born ace, though none have made approaches.

One to hold onto?

Burnley will surely be keen to hold onto Brownhill this summer.

He has plenty of Championship experience under his belt, cutting his teeth in the division with Bristol City before earning a move up to the Premier League with the Clarets back in January 2020.

He was one of their better performers in a difficult season though, so interest in his services isn’t much of a surprise.

The 26-year-old has cemented his spot as a key player for the Clarets though. His leadership combined with his well-rounded, combative displays in the middle of the park have endeared him to the Turf Moor faithful and he could be crucial in setting the standard in Kompany’s midfield moving forward.

However, with interest in his services emerging, Burnley may have to fend off other clubs to keep Brownhill on board.

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