Burnley have made a second offer for Antwerp winger Manuel Benson after their first bid was rejected.

That’s according to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who says the bid was placed yesterday morning but also rejected.

According to his information, Antwerp’s leaders are currently rejecting Burnley’s efforts for the 25-year-old and their demands are ‘currently too high’ for the Clarets liking.

Burnley had opened talks for Benson earlier this week and tabled the first offer for him, with the player made a priority signing for Vincent Kompany.

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That bid was quickly turned down and it seems a second effort has been treated the same way yesterday. Tavolieri states, though, that ‘discussions continue’ between the two clubs.

At the moment he is providing zero information in terms of Antwerp’s asking price, or how high Burnley are willing to go to secure Benson’s signature.

With Dwight McNeill being linked with a move to Everton, though, perhaps Burnley will start to seriously push for Benson, who would presumably be a replacement for him.