Burnley are planning a summer loan move for Chelsea right-back Reece James should they remain in the Premier League, according to The Sun.
The Turf Moor club are looking in to a temporary switch for the 19-year-old – who has excelled during his season long-loan in the Championship with Wigan Athletic this term – if they stay up.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche is looking for defensive reinforcements, with Burnley having struggled at the back in the top-flight, conceding 59 goals in their 31 games, form which has seen them drop to 17th in the table, just two points ahead of the bottom three.
Mike Rigg, Burnley’s Technical Director, has targeted James as the solution to their problems that they have faced with current defenders Matthew Lowton and Phil Bardsley.
Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion are also pursuing James but are eyeing a permanent transfer, which could give Burnley the advantage.
James has been an ever-present for his loan side throughout the course of his spell in the North West, making 39 appearances for Paul Cook’s Latics in the second-tier.
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