By Wayne Veysey

31st Aug, 2021 | 8:33am

Medical booked: Burnley agree seven-figure Roberts fee with Swansea - Sources

Burnley have agreed a fee with Swansea City for defender Connor Roberts, Football Insider understands.

The 25-year-old, who is out of contract next summer, has been given the green light to hold talks over personal terms and undergo a medical.

A Burnley source has told Football Insider that the fee is around the £2.5million mark.

It comes after this site revealed (30th August) that the Midlands club had a bid of around £1.5million rejected by Swansea for the full-back.

The Swans are looking to cash in on Roberts to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer.

The club are unable to offer the Wales international a new deal due to cutbacks at the Liberty Stadium.

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Roberts is currently recovering from surgery on a groin injury sustained on international duty with Wales at Euro 2020.

His recovery is progressing well and he is expected to return to action next month.

Clarets manager Sean Dyche is a big fan of the right-back and sees him as a major part of his plans this season.

Roberts is set to follow Maxwel Cornet through the door at Turf Moor after he joined from Lyon over the weekend.

However, Burnley’s hopes of signing Celtic’s Ryan Christie appear to be fading.

As revealed by Football Insider earlier today, the attacking midfielder is edging closer to a move to Bournemouth and has agreed personal terms with the Championship club.

It is understood that Christie has his heart set on a move to the south coast after talks with their manager Scott Parker.

In other news, Blackburn pull the plug on Lowe pursuit after Swansea price tag revealed.