Burnley, Burnley exploring a move for Swansea City attacker, report reveals

Burnley exploring a move for Swansea City attacker, report reveals

Burnley are ‘exploring a move’ for Swansea City striker Michael Obafemi, a report from LancsLive claims.

Obafemi, 22, only joined Swansea City from Southampton last summer, but already he’s being linked with a move away from the Welsh club.

The Irishman endured a tough first half of the season but he burst into life during the second half, eventually finishing the campaign with 12 goals in 32 Championship outings.

He has one in six this time round, with his Swansea City side currently struggling.

And now, in what could be a deadline day hammer-blow for Russell Martin’s side, LancsLive say that promotion hopefuls Burnley are looking into a possible move for the striker.

They say that the Swans are asking for a fee in excess of £10million for Obafemi, with WalesOnline also revealing that the striker ‘has been attracting interest from across the Championship and abroad this summer’.

Am ambitious move, but is it possible?

Burnley spending £10million on a fairly unproven striker seems unlikely – as does the possibility of Swans being opening to selling the player after their poor start to the campaign.

Martin has already seen Flynn Downes leave this summer, and Joel Piroe could become of interest to teams on deadline day tomorrow too.

So Obafemi to Burnley seems like an unlikely move at this point, especially with the Clarets closing in on the loan signing of Brentford striker Halil Dervisoglu.

But the Swans seem to be struggling a bit financially, with Martin reiterating throughout the summer that he needs to offload players before he can sign new ones, so a sale can never be ruled out.

This close to the transfer deadline though, Obafemi to Burnley just seems very unlikely at this stage.

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