By Danny Wright
Andre Gray has insisted that he is fully focussed on his future at Burnley despite being linked with a move to West Ham.
The Lancashire Telegraph has reported that the Hammers lodged a £15million bid for the Premier League striker in January and the Daily Star has since claimed that the 26-year-old is still on the London club’s radar.
It was said that Everton, West Brom and Stoke were also keen on Gray following an impressive debut season in the Premier League.
However the former Brentford forward has now put to bed any talk of a Turf Moor exit and has admitted that this type of speculation isn’t new to him.
“It’s part and parcel (of the game), you concentrate on where you are,” he said, as quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph. “Nothing has happened, there’s nothing to think about, I’m concentrating on Burnley and that’s what I’ll always do.”
“The last five years, every window there’s something new coming out, it’s nothing new to deal with.
“I want to become a better player and concentrate on my football here.”
Gray scored ten goals in 36 appearances across all competitions for Burnley last season as Sean Dyche’s side managed to upset the odds and avoid relegation from the Premier League.
The Wolverhampton-born striker played a key role in achieving that feat as he played in all but four league matches over the course of the campaign.
West Ham have struggled to find a goal scoring striker but now look set to seal the signing of Javier Hernandez in the coming days.
In other West Ham news, this Hammers attacker is set to leave the London Stadium by Thursday.