By Wayne Veysey

8th Jan, 2022 | 8:00am

Sources: Blackpool in advanced talks to sign Rochdale star Beesley

Blackpool are in advanced talks to sign Rochdale forward Jake Beesley, Football Insider understands.

The 25-year-old has caught the eye of a number of clubs after scoring nine goals and providing two assists for the League Two outfit.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Blackpool have targeted Beesley to add to their attacking options and are now confident of securing a deal.

The Englishman has been in a rich vein of form as of late.

Beesley scooped the League Two Player of the Month award for December yesterday after netting four goals and assisting another across three games last month.

The forward is out of contract at Spotland in June 2023.

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Sheffield-born Beesley started his career with Chesterfield but made just 11 appearances for the Spireites before moving to Salford City.

Once again the striker struggled for first-team action and was shipped out on loan to Boston United, Bradford Park Avenue, and Solihull Moors.

Beesley eventually penned a permanent deal with the Moors, scoring four and assisting one during a year-long spell with the West Midlands side .

A move to Rochdale followed in September 2020, and he repaid the faith of Brian Barry-Murphy with six goals and one assist in 30 games.

The striker is the Dale’s top scorer this season with nine league strikes in 21 games.

Meanwhile, Blackpool are looking to bolster their Championship credentials after creating a buffer between themselves and the drop zone.

The Lancashire side sit mid-table in the second tier and are just seven points off the playoff places.

Neil Critchley’s men are 14 points clear of the drop zone in their first season back in the Championship.

In other news, Blackpool get a response after submitting a six-figure bid for another EFL star.