Burnley’s move for Anderlecht goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen ‘is not completely off the table yet’, but the two clubs remain locked in negotiations for him.

That’s according to Het Nieuwsblad, who say the ‘game is being played hard’ between the negotiating groups.

Verbruggen had been linked with a move to Burnley repeatedly this month, with it stated in Belgium that there was a ‘real chance’ he would end up reuniting with Vincent Kompany at Turf Moor.

It was claimed Burnley had made an initial €3m offer, but Anderlecht were looking for more, so negotiations were underway.

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There has been little development since then, although reports in England have suggested the potential deal was in danger, and Kompany was looking elsewhere.

Het Nieuwsblad cover that today state that initially, the problem appeared to revolve around a work permit, but there is still no final agreement with Anderlecht.

According to their information, the Belgian side see Verbruggen as a ‘great talent’, so are insisting on certain financial requirements being met before they’ll let him go.

While a deal is not yet completely off the table, the game is ‘being played hard’ between Burnley and their Belgian counterparts. That suggests a deal is not likely to be struck any time soon, with Verbruggen training in the gym awaiting developments.