By Wayne Veysey

20th Jul, 2020 | 5:00pm

Exclusive: Burnley set sights on signing Southampton 25-yr-old Hasenhuttl may let go

Burnley have set their sights on signing Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed after his impressive Fulham loan, Football Insider understands.

The 25-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his Saints deal and his future at the club is up in the air.

A Burnley source has told Football Insider the club are keeping close tabs on Harrison as they plot a move ahead of the window opening next week.

Manager Sean Dyche is an admirer of Reed and has been impressed at how he has flourished in a midfield anchorman role for promotion-chasing Fulham.

Reed appears well down the pecking order at Southampton and Ralph Hasenhuttl was happy for him to go out on loan this season.

The Saints manager may now be willing to offload him this summer.

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Reed spent the 2018-19 campaign at Blackburn Rovers after spending the previous season at Norwich City.

A versatile midfielder who can play centrally or on the right flank, he has made only 30 senior appearances for the Saints since graduating from their academy set-up.

Reed has made 21 league starts among 25 appearances in all competitions for Fulham this season, in which he has missed a major chunk with a calf injury.

The youth international has also been capped 14 times by England at Under-20 level.

In other Southampton news, a Liverpool big name has been backed to sign for the Saints.

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