It remains to be seen if an offer of £14m would be enough to secure Fofana's signature, given how integral he has been to Lens' campaign this season.
With the Clarets on the verge of selling striker Chris Wood to relegation rivals Newcastle in a £25m deal, they could be ready to pump that money back into improving Sean Dyche's side in a bid to beat the drop.
Fofana, who wasn't called up to Ivory Coast's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, could be sold in January should the right offer come in for him.
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