Highly-rated striker Steven Fletcher could be set for a move to Burnley after reports indicated that the newly-promoted Premier League side were close to agreeing a £3.5million deal with SPL outfit Hibernian for the player's signature.
According to a report in the Daily Mail,
Clarets boss Owen Coyle has lodged an offer comprising of an initial £2.75million down payment, with the the total rising to £3.5million after a series of additional add-ons, for the 22-year-old Scotland
Although Hibs are looking for the guaranteed payment to be closer to the £3million mark, a deal is expected to be struck within the next 48 hours which would then allow Coyle to open talks with the talented hitman about a move to Turf Moor.
Despite reported interest from Wigan
and new Celtic
boss Tony Mowbray, who was a massive influence on the striker's development during his time in the Easter Road helm, Fletcher is understood to favour a move to the Lancashire club as he is keen to work under the guidance of Coyle and he believes that he has a better chance of playing week-in week-out.
Having established himself in the Scotland
set-up under national manager George Burley, Fletcher is keen not to jeopardise his
international prospects with a bench role especially with the World Cup on the horizon next summer.