Leeds United transfer news: Burnley set to offer Championship side £2.6m for Bailey Peacock-Farrell as they seek Tom Heaton replacement

31 Jul

Burnley are already preparing for life without Tom Heaton with the Premier League side primed to make a £2.6million bid for Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Heaton, 33, is closing in on an £8m move to newly-promoted Aston Villa after turning down a new contract at Turf Moor.

And The Sun claim Sean Dyche wants to sign 22-year-old Peacock-Farrell as his replacement to compete for the No.1 spot.

Peacock-Farrell is reportedly a top target for Burnley
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Reports in Leeds Live claim the Northern Ireland international is expected to remain at Elland Road, despite speaking publicly about his desire for play first-team football earlier this summer.

“I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else out of choice, to a certain extent,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.

“Obviously if I’m not going to play at Leeds then I’ll have to consider my options.”

Peacock-Farrell’s chances of regular game time are unlikely to improve if he moved to Lancashire, at least in the short term, with Joe Hart and Nick Pope battling to start between the sticks.

The lure of a top flight move could prove too much for the youngster to turn down, however.

Tom Heaton is set to join Aston Villa in an £8m deal after six years with Burnley
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There is also the possibility of former England keeper Hart leaving Burnley before the window shuts on August 8 – should Peacock-Farrell sign for Dyche’s men.

It’s understood the experienced shot stopper, now 32, has loan options on the table both at home and abroad.