Burnley are planning to offer Nahki Wells to Bristol City in part exchange for Josh Brownhill, Football Insider can reveal.
Sean Dyche’s side have been working on a deal this month for the Championship club’s 24-year-old following his impressive form in the heart of the midfield.
A Burnley source has told Football Insider there have been extensive discussions with City over the transfer of Brownhill and they are now offering Wells as bait to sweeten the deal.
Earlier today, Wells was recalled from his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers with a view to selling him.
Burnley feel City’s interest in the Bermuda international could improve their chances of landing Brownhill before Friday’s transfer deadline.
The central midfielder has a £7million release clause in his Ashton Gate contract which becomes active in the summer.
The Championship club would consider offers for a similar fee this month.
Burnley are reluctant to fork out £7million for Brownhill in the window and now ready to offer Wells in part-exchange.
The Premier League outfit value the former Bradford striker, who is out of contract in the summer, at £3.5million.
His deal does include an option to extend it for a further year but Burnley are likely to cash in on him this month.
Brownhill has been a mainstay of Lee Johnson’s side and key to their chase for promotion from the Championship this season.
The Englishman has started 27 of the Robins’ 28 league matches this campaign, scoring five goals and producing two assists.