Stoke City fans have been told that a move by Burnley for striker Tyrese Campbell is unlikely – unless the Clarets are taken over.
Reports this week linked Sean Dyche’s side with the in-form Potters ace who has bagged seven goals so far this season in what has been an excellent start to the campaign.
A Burnley fan asked journalist Alan Nixon, a respected figure when it comes to transfers, about the possibility of a move in January on Twitter.
And he responded that he cannot see Burnley spending any money unless a deal to sell the club is agreed with ALK Capital the favourites to buy the Premier League side.
Asked if there was anything in the Ercan Kara and Campbell links to Burnley, Nixon said: “Burnley chase loads.
“But until takeover happens, can’t see any spending.”
Having joined Stoke’s youth academy from Manchester City for a reported fee of £1.75m in 2016, Campbell has risen through the ranks at the Bet 365 stadium and has produced a string of fine performances.
And in the 19 games he has played so far, the son of former Everton and Arsenal forward Kevin, has bagged seven goals.
That has put him on course to beat the nine he scored last season as his stock continues to rise.
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But Stoke fear he could be set for a spell on the sidelines having picked up an injury in the defeat to Cardiff in midweek.
He is now doubtful for the clash against Derby County because of a knee problem.
When asked about the forward after the game and how bad his injury was, boss Michael O’Neill said: “He came off with his knee and it’s too early to say.
“We will see how he is but it was a blow to lose him.”