Stéphane Mbia is a Cameroon international who can play as a defensive midfielder or in the back four. He is now without a club after he was released by Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune, and is a free agent.

French newspaper L’Equipe claims the former Marseille man has several offers, including interest from the Premier League, where Burnley have made contact with his representative.

The Clarets are interested in the 32-year-old, but Sean Dyche’s side are not the only club looking at the option of signing the player.

Sampdoria, who are also interested, have asked about his wage requirements, while Ligue 1 side Toulouse made an offer to Mbia three days ago.

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The French club are ready to offer him a two-year deal with a gross salary of €100,000-a-month, something Burnley could easily match should they wish. The utility player has made it clear he will make a ‘decision quickly’ on his future.

Even though the transfer window in England has closed, the FIFA rules allows free agents to register. The rules states, “As an exception to this rule, a professional whose contract has expired prior to the end of a registration period may be registered outside that registration period.”