Burnley are continuing their efforts to sign Manuel Benson from Antwerp, with a new bid submitted yesterday.
That’s according to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who says Vincent Kompany’s side are ‘speeding up’ their efforts to sign the winger.
The Clarets are continuing their rebuild under Kompany this summer and now need to find a replacement for Dwight McNeil, who left for Everton earlier this week.
Benson is the man they have seemingly targeted and Tavolieri reported earlier this week that a second bid had been rejected.
He stated at the time that Antwerp’s demands were considered too high by Burnley but negotiations were continuing to try and reach an agreement.
It seems the situation has now progressed to them making a new offer today, with Tavolieri stating that a €4m bid plus bonuses was submitted this morning.
Whether that has been rejected or is being mulled over isn’t mentioned, but he does state that there is a hope the Belgian side ‘don’t get too greedy’. That would suggest Burnley believe this offer might be accepted.
Either way, another bid has been put in and the Clarets are continuing their efforts to add to their forward line.
🇧🇪👉🏼🏴 Infos #mercato
🔴 #BurnleyFC accélère pour Manuel #Benson ! Nouvelle offre de 4M (bonus inclus) envoyée ce matin à l’#Antwerp. Un espoir: Que le #RAFC ne se montre pas trop gourmand… #Verbruggen
Le deal peut être finalisé en cas d’accord entre les clubs. #twitterclarets pic.twitter.com/pUDGu41kLP
— Sacha Tavolieri (@sachatavolieri) July 30, 2022