By Wayne Veysey

8th Jul, 2019 | 2:17pm

Exclusive: Burnley make move to sign striker who snubbed Man City deal

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Burnley have made a move to sign highly-rated Swedish striker Joel Mumbongo, Football Insider understands.

Mumbongo, 20, is currently plying his trade in Italy with Verona, but he could be available on a free transfer this summer.

A Burnley source has told Football Insider that the club have invited Mumbongo for a trial so that they can have a look at him at close quarters during pre-season training.

The speedy forward has represented Sweden from Under-17 up to Under-19 level and, if he impresses during his stint at Burnley, they will make him an offer to join them this summer.

Mumbongo has been tipped for a bright future for some time and has undergone trials at Manchester City and Everton in the past, as well as attracting interest from Wolves.

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He opted to snub an offer from Premier League champions City to stay in Sweden to finish his studies at the time.

Mumbongo has scored prolifically at youth-team level in his homeland and is regarded as a player capable of making the step up to full international honours.

Burnley have been alerted to Mumbongo’s potential and they see him as a star in the making who they can develop into a first-team player.

In other Burnley news, it can be REVEALED that the club have set their sights on signing a key Leeds player.