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Burnley eyeing Chelsea defender Reece James

Burnley are eyeing Chelsea defender Reece James.

The Sun says the Clarets want to join the race for James — and offer a deal that suits the club and the player.

Top Turf Moor scout Mike Rigg is homing in on 19-year-old James to fill their problem position if they stay up.

Burnley are happy to take James on loan and give him that experience rather than buy him.

That could give Sean Dyche's men the edge over rivals Brighton and Crystal Palace, who want to sign him permanently.

The defender has spent this season on loan at Wigan, where he has been an ever-present in the Championship.

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