Hull rival Villa for Burnley striker Austin

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has launched a bid for Burnley goal machine Charlie Austin.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has launched a bid for Burnley goal machine Charlie Austin.

The Mirror says Bruce wants the Clarets marksman to lead his survival bid in the Premier League and is offering £3 million plus extras.

Burnley want almost double the guaranteed amount and are not interested in add-ons based on Hull staying in the top flight.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is also keen on Austin.

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