Burnley have ‘sounded out’ Rennes about a deal for striker Serhou Guirassy before the end of this month.

That’s according to Foot Mercato, who say the Clarets are looking to take advantage of the player’s dwindling status at the French club.

They explain that Guirassy has seen his playing time ‘reduced’ this season, with the arrival of Gaetan Laborde and his impressive performances pushing him to the periphery.

Guirassy is ‘obviously not happy’ about the situation, and Burnley, alongside several other clubs, have become aware of this.

They have all ‘come forward’ and ‘sounded out’ Rennes about a possible deal, although these contacts have been ‘in vain’ for now.

Why that’s the case isn’t mentioned, particularly as FM state that Rennes already have a replacement lined up in the form of Tino Kadewere.

Either way, the interest from Burnley ‘and other English clubs’ is there, and something could happen before the window closes.

The Clarets need to replace Chris Wood after his move to Newcastle, and it seems they see Guirassy as one option they are looking at.

The French market is one they’re dipping into more and more after their success with Maxwell Cornet.

In December, it was reported they’d bid for Angers midfielder Angelo Fulgini, while it’s also been established that they’re keen on Lens’ Seko Fofana.

Guirassy can now be added to the list of players in Ligue 1 that they have their eye on, although like the other two, it remains to be seen if they can get him.