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Burnley weighing up move for Wells

On the move? Wells is a target for Burnley

Nahki Wells, the Huddersfield Town striker, has been linked with a transfer-window move to Barclays Premier League side Burnley.

The 24-year-old has found himself in and out of the starting line-up in recent weeks, with Burnley rumoured to lining up a player-plus cash bid for the Bermuda player.

It is understood that Burnley may use Marvin Sordell, their out-of-favour striker, as a makeweight in the deal for Wells, Huddersfield’s leading scorer with ten goals this season.

Chris Powell, the Huddersfield manager, who last week insisted the club’s record signing remained part of his plans, is well aware of Sordell’s qualities having worked with him while the 23-year-old was on loan at Charlton Athletic.

Sordell, a former Watford and Bolton Wanderers player, has a similar attributes to Wells, who would arguably be a more viable exchange for both parties than James Vaughan, who has also been rumoured to be heading for the John Smith Stadium’s exit doors.

Powell may also view Wells as a way of generating much-needed funds to replenish his team, who are languishing in eighteenth place in the Sky Bet Championship.

Huddersfield have struggled since front man Grant Holt — who proved a hit during his loan spell at the club — returned to his parent side Wigan Athletic.

Wells has scored 16 goals since signing for Huddersfield 12 months ago for £1.3?million.

He told The Royal Gazette this week that he was determined to become Powell’s main man, although he would undoubtedly be excited about a potential move to the Premier League.

Relegation-threatened Burnley, who are managed by Sean Dyche, are nineteenth in the table.

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