Tarkowski on Leicester and Palace radar

The Mirror claim that the Clarets defender is high on Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers’ summer wishlist, with Crystal Palace gaffer Roy Hodgson also eyeing up a move.

Tarkowski has established himself as a key operator in Sean Dyche’s Burnley side in recent seasons, earning himself an England call-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Burnley won’t let the 27-year-old leave on the cheap however, with the player contracted at Turf Moor until 2022.

Tarkowski is entering the prime years of his career and valuable Premier League experience makes him an attractive proposition.

Leicester City are in with a strong chance of securing Champions League football next season – Burnley may find it difficult to keep hold of their man if European football is being offered elsewhere.

Burnley face fight to keep hold of Hendrick

Reports from calciomercato.com claim AS Roma and AC Milan are keen on luring the Irish international to Serie A.

The midfielder’s low wage demands are said to be a particular selling point.

Hendrick is out of contract at Burnley this summer and will be available to leave on a free transfer when the window opens.

The 28-year-old was a club record signing upon his arrival from Derby County, costing the Clarets £10.5m in 2016.

Sean Dyche is said to be disappointed that the top brass at Turf Moor have not offered Hendrick a new deal.

It’s expected to be a difficult transfer window for Burnley, with several senior players out of contract and strong speculation over the future of star winger Dwight McNeil.

Burnley land coveted goalkeeping coach

The 29-year-old arrives on the coaching staff with a view to nurturing and developing the Clarets’ young goalkeeping talent.

Burnley have been blessed in the keeper department in recent seasons, boasting one of the strongest units in the Premier League.

Otte, who was a coach at Hoffenheim before arriving at Turf Moor, will work with first-team goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer to strengthen links between the academy and first-team.

Burnley eyeing Monaco winger

Grandsir is blessed with pace and agility, and has appeared on the Clarets’ radar after an impressive season on loan at Ligue 1 club Stade Brest, in which he’s netted 5 times.

With Dwight McNeil’s future at Burnley subject to speculation following an excellent campaign, it would not be unwise for Sean Dyche to weigh up potential replacements should the England U21 international depart Turf Moor.

Grandsir could be one of those, and agent Badou Sambague has stoked the fire regarding a potential Premier League switch, suggesting that there is “interest the other side of the channel”, and a move to Burnley is “possible”.

Burnley keen on Charlton’s Lyle Taylor

Addicks boss Lee Bowyer has revealed the forward is unwilling to play a part in the remainder of Charlton’s Championship fixtures due to concerns an injury may thwart a Premier League move.

Research from injury intelligence gatherers Zone7 has suggested players may be at a 25% greater risk of injury when play resumes.

English football’s second tier will return to action on June 20.

Taylor’s availability has attracted the interest of Burnley, with the Montserrat international netting 11 times in 22 Championship appearances this season.

Hart sets heart on move abroad

Hart, a former England number 1 and two-time Premier League winner, has not played a top flight match for Burnley since December 2018.

Now the 33-year-old has conceded his future lies away from the Premier League.

Speaking to the Guardian, Hart said:

“I like to think I’m a good catch. I’m on a free contract, I’ve got experience and real hunger. The Premier League has been great for me but I’m more than willing to spread my wings.

“I just want to play at the highest level I can. In England, I don’t feel I am going to be able to do that.”

Although Hart knows his next club is not going to be Real Madrid, he sees his lack of game time as an obstacle.

He continued:

“It is certainly my lowest point – I’m sad I’m not playing, [but it is] a challenge rather than a dark cloud.”