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Burnley eyeing Sunderland midfielder Dan Neil

Burnley are eyeing Sunderland midfielder Dan Neil.

The Sun says Clarets' chief scout Martin Hodge watched the 20-year-old in action at Arsenal in the League Cup and the home-grown youngster impressed.The Turf Moor outfit's American owners are willing to invest in some rising stars with future value and Neil is in their sights as an ideal target.

League One Black Cats may sell if the price is right and Burnley have done rigorous background tests in the last few days ahead of an opening offer.

Burnley may try their luck at around £3million for the England Under-20 cap — and possibly even do a deal to buy him and return him to Wearside on loan for the promotion campaign.


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