Vedat Muriqi’s agent Haluk Canatar has spoken to Turkish TV Channel A Spor and has claimed Burnley made an offer for his client in January, which was rejected by the Istanbul club.
Sean Dyche’s side were linked with a move for the Kosovo international in the winter transfer window, along with Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur
Speaking to A Spor, Canatar said Burnley were interested and made an official offer for his client, but that was rejected by Fenerbahce: “Vedat is having a good season, he’s happy with his progress at Fenerbahce. His profile suits the bigger leagues. In January, Burnley made an official offer, which I forwarded to Fenerbahce. But Fener said they have no plans to let him go, and the case was closed.”
Canatar added Muriqi is being watched by a couple of clubs from England, Germany and Italy but it’s not appropriate for him to give the name of the interested parties: “For the summer, I’m receiving calls from clubs from England, Italy and Germany and I’m sharing this information with Fenerbahce. It’s not appropriate for me to say who these clubs are.”
There have been recent claims in the Turkish media that Fener are looking to offload Muriqi in the summer due to their financial situation. The Super Lig side were looking for €25m but due to the Covid-19 outbreak they could accept €15m for him.
Muriqi reportedly is keen on a move to the Premier League and last week it was claimed Tottenham are in pole position to land the attacker following claims Jose Mourinho is keen to bring him to north London.
He’s contracted to the Yellow Canaries until June 2022.