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Burnley close in on Stoke fullback Pieters

Burnley are close to signing Stoke City defender Erik Pieters, according to the Burnley Express.

The left-back has fallen out of favour at bet365 Stadium, having spent the end of last season on loan at Amiens.

Sean Dyche is looking at cover for Charlie Taylor after Stephen Ward's departure this summer.

Netherlands international Pieters, 30, joined the Potters in 2013 for £3m and impressed in his first few seasons.

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