Burnley want Cameron Archer with Preston fans potentially having to face up to the Aston Villa striker making a heartbreaking move to Turf Moor.

The Clarets are in the market for a new striker and have been linked with a host of names this summer.

Yet having missed out on Liam Delap and with a move for Georges Mikautadze proving difficult, Burnley now want Archer.

Belgian reporter Sacha Tavolieri reports that Burnley have now opened talks to try and take Villa hitman Archer on loan fro the season.

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Preston fans will ultimately be wondering just how reliable is Tavolieri?

When it comes to Burnley, Tavolieri has been pretty much on the money this summer.

Tavolieri was right about Burnley scrapping a move for Jackson Muleka but still signing Samuel Bastien.

Tavolieri was then correct about Burnley signing Antwerp winger Manuel Benson, who completed his move to Turf Moor earlier this month.

Those deals were though involving players heading from Belgium to Burnley, and most of Tavolieri’s expertise comes in the Belgian market.

Burnley have a very Belgian feel to them right now; manager Vincent Kompany as well as coaches Bram Geers and Floribert N’Galula all hail from Belgium.

Tavolieri may well have ties to one or all of them, hence his accuracy reporting on Burnley transfers this summer.

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That certainly adds some weight to the Archer claims, even if he isn’t being targeted from a Belgian club.

Archer joining Burnley would certainly hurt Preston fans, who fell in love with Archer during his loan spell from Aston Villa in the second half of last season.

Seven goals in 20 games for Preston – including the winner against Blackpool – saw Archer become a fan favourite during his loan spell.

We have already seen Sepp van den Berg heavily linked with both Burnley and Blackburn Rovers, and now it’s Archer being eyed up by a rival.

Villa have allegedly rejected Preston’s latest approach for Archer, so sending him to Burnley would certainly stoke some anger from North End fans.

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