Burnley are ready to offer striker Matej Vydra in a part-exchange deal for Bournemouth striker Josh King, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
This site broke the news earlier this week that the Clarets have set their sights on King, 29, as they look to strengthen their attack this month.
A Burnley source has told Football Insider that Vydra, 28, is set to be put forward as a sweetener in a cash-plus-player offer for the Norway international.
Vydra is a key squad man in Sean Dyche’s squad but is behind first choice duo Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes in the striker pecking order.
The 32-times Czech international has made just one Premier League start among 14 appearances in all competitions this season.
He has scored three goals but they have all come in the domestic cups against weakened opponents.
Dyche has set his sights on winning the King race due to his availability, calibre and versatility.
Bournemouth are willing to listen to offers for King this month rather than lose him on a free when his contract expires in the summer.
There has been interest and bids in the past two windows from West Ham, Aston Villa, Newcastle United, West Brom and Everton among others.
The Hammers had been favourite to land the Norway international, who recently turned 29, in this window before a surprise U-turn from their manager that was revealed by Football Insider last week.
King has failed to score this season in 11 Championship games, with his only goals coming in the FA Cup, but he is proven in the Premier League.
In other news, Rangers target has rejected two new Bournemouth contract offers.