Medical in London today: Burnley finalise £2m signing after 2+1 deal agreed - Sources
Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens is undergoing a medical in London today ahead of a move to Premier League rivals Burnley, Football Insider understands.
It is understood the two clubs have agreed a fee totalling £2million in total for the 31-year-old, who was a regular for the Seagulls last season.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the Bolton-born star has agreed a two-year contract with the Clarets, with the option of a further 12-month extension, and is undergoing the necessary medical tests today (Wednesday, 23 September).
Stephens has not played in Brighton’s opening Premier League games and was left out of the squad completely for the 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Sunday.
He was a regular fixture in Graham Potter’s side last season as he made a total of 33 appearances in the Premier League, 28 of which came among the starting XI.
The midfielder kicked off his career at Bury before he joined Oldham Athletic in 2008 and then Charlton Athletic in 2011.
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After spending two-and-a-half years with the Addicks, Stephens moved to the south coast to join Brighton, who were then a Championship side.
He quickly established himself as a mainstay with the Seagulls and in 2017 helped the club secure promotion to the Premier League, where he has gone on to make 99 top-flight appearances.
Stephens is set to leave Brighton after 223 appearances and 15 goals for the club
He will become Sean Dyche’s second signing of the transfer window at Burnley after the capture of young goalkeeper Will Norris from Wolves.