Burnley want Christian Benteke and Divock Origi to replace Chris Wood after £25m move to Newcastle

BURNLEY puts Belgian strikers Christian Benteke and Divock Origi at the top of their emergency list.

Boss Sean Dyche plans to spend his £25m Chris Wood on the Prem experience and the Clarets are investigating the two targets.


Divock Origi is on the substitute list Burnley have compiledCredit: Getty

Palace have given Benteke, 31, a new contract and he is a regular starter, but he could be available for around £10million.

He also took less money to stay with the Eagles and is within the range of what Burnley are paying – but there would be a problem if he were asked to take a relegation cut.

Benteke was left out of the starting line-up at Brighton on Friday and Palace would spend the money on a bid for Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah or keep Jean-Philippe Mateta on loan at Mainz permanently.

Liverpool striker Origi is also in their sights, but it will take some persuasion to swap Anfield for Turf Moor at this stage of his career – and mid-season.

The striker, 26, is out of contract this summer and is eyeing big moves to Europe or a top Premier League side.

Liverpool are also keen to keep him for the rest of this campaign.

Burnley are also considering a loan move for Rennes striker Serhou Guirassy, ​​who cost around £13m but is now out of favor.


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Dyche and his team were looking for a No.10 and a striker before Wood left and now want an additional striker.

The Clarets also have loan deals in place to buy targets to protect them in the event of a fall.

This is not possible with Benteke or Origi.

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