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Dyche will have final say on Wells

Sean Dyche, the Burnley manager, says he is “monitoring the situation” after Bristol City were linked with Bermuda forward Nahki Wells.

Wells, who has scored 14 goals on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Queens Park Rangers this season, signed for Burnley for £5 million from Huddersfield Town in 2017, but has not played for them since May 2018.

The 29-year-old, who also spent last term on loan at QPR, has attracted interest from Championship sides Bristol City, Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic.

Reports in the Lancashire Live website, suggest Burnley are keen to sell Wells, who has made just nine substitute appearances for the Premier League club, and recoup the money they paid for him.

Although Wells, who has scored five goals in his last three games, has indicated he would like to remain in West London, Dyche said the club will have the final say in the players' next move.

It is not certain if QPR are prepared, or able, to match a transfer fee in the region of £5 million to keep Wells permanently at the club.

“He is going along nicely, we keep tabs on him and know what he is doing,” Dyche said. “I know Mark Warburton well and he is very pleased with him.

“We will monitor situations like we do, he is one of ours so we are in control of that situation.”

Wells is expected to play for QPR against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round today.

QPR are away to Blackburn Rovers in the league on Tuesday and the face Bristol City at home on February 1.

Forest are fourth, four points behind Leeds in the second automatic promotion spot, while City sit ninth, five places above QPR, and two points outside the top six.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche

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Published January 23, 2020 at 4:41 pm (Updated January 23, 2020 at 4:41 pm)

Dyche will have final say on Wells

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