Burnley have made an enquiry for Bournemouth defender Adam Smith, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 29-year-old has one year left on his contract at the Vitality Stadium and the Cherries may sell the Englishman in this transfer window rather than lose him on a free in a year’s time.
A Burnley source has told Football Insider that Sean Dyche’s side are looking to sign the right-back on a permanent deal this summer.
The Clarets have been encouraged by Bournemouth’s public stance that they will listen to offers for all their key players following relegation.
The Cherries will not stand in the way of any player’s seeking moves away from the club so long as their asking price is met.
Aaron Ramsdale last week joined Sheffield United in an £18.5million move while Nathan Ake completed a £41million transfer to Manchester City earlier in the window.
Smith made 25 appearances for Eddie Howe’s side last season having missed 10 games over the festive period with an ankle injury.
He has established himself as a first team regular on the south coast following his arrival from Tottenham in 2014 and has gone on to make 238 appearances for the club.
A Spurs academy graduate, Smith has enjoyed loan spells at Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers, MK Dons, Millwall, Derby County and Leeds United during his career.
The full-back has played for England at almost every youth level but is still yet to gain his first senior cap for his country.
Sean Dyche is looking to bolster his options at right-back with Matthew Lowton and Phil Bardsley currently to choose from.
The Clarets achieved their highest ever Premier League finish last season when they finished 10th on 54 points.
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