On deadline day, Burnley signed Mike Trésor from Genk on a loan deal with an obligation to buy if certain set conditions are met.

The winger arrived at Turf Moor after managing eight goals and 24 assists from 42 games for Genk last season, and his fine form for them had caught the attention of several clubs across Europe.

That’s at least what the Burnley summer signing’s agent, Sacha Yakovenko, said during an interview with La Dernière Heure.

Back in June, claims from Belgium had stated Burnley manager Vincent Kompany was keen on signing the 24-year-old, and this is now confirmed by the player’s representative.

“The biggest clubs in Italy wanted him, but they no longer want to pay astronomical sums after the failure of De Ketelaere at Milan. Spain [Spanish clubs] also wanted Trésor, but it was Kompany who pushed the hardest and got him,” he said.

AC Milan reportedly invested €35m to sign Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge in 2022 and he struggled in his debut season at the San Siro. This convinced the Serie A side to allow him to join Atalanta on a loan deal with an option to buy in the last window.

Trésor has made three appearances for Burnley and is yet to score a goal or register an assist for his new club.