Last Updated: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:24
Burnley are believed to be leading the race for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas, as they look to bolster their attacking options.
The 26-year-old forward has been on loan to local rivals Blackpool this season, scoring three goals in nine appearances, as well as a six-game loan spell at Portsmouth at the beginning of the season, where he scored a further three goals.
Having worked with him at both Portsmouth and Blackpool already this campaign, new Blackburn manager Michael Appleton is also thought to be interested in the striker, but Burnley are reported to have a made a bid for Thomas.
The number one priority for Sean Dyche so far this month has been to hold onto top goalscorer Charlie Austin, but there is no suggestion that Thomas would be brought in as a replacement for the 23-goal front-man.
Former Clarets manager Eddie Howe is resigned to losing Thomas, despite wanting to keep him with the Cherries. He stated: "We'll see what happens with Wes. There is interest in him and he has a desire to go."
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