Burnley in talks to sign James Trafford, Nathan Redmond and Basel forward Zeki Amdouni

Zeki Amdouni, a forward for Basel, is being courted by Burnley, while negotiations to sign Nathan Redmond, a free agent, are also moving forward.

Amdouni, 22, spent last season’s loan season at the Swiss club, where he made 52 appearances and registered 22 goals and five assists. In May 2023, the club exercised an option to make the move permanent.

Burnley have improved their striker options this summer when they exercised their choice to make Michael Obafemi’s loan from Swansea City a permanent deal. However, he will miss the beginning of the season after having hamstring surgery.

Amadouni is a young forward who, like Obafemi, would add international experience to Vincent Kompany’s attack. For the Swiss national team, the dynamic forward scored five goals in five appearances, including three in two games last month against Andorra and Romania.

After his contract at his previous club Besiktas expired earlier this month, Redmond, 29, is currently without a team. The former Southampton winger made 28 appearances for the Turkish team last year, scoring six goals and dishing out six assists. The team has been considering the winger for a few months.

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The former forward for Norwich City and Birmingham City, who played one game for England in 2017, is most known for his time at Southampton, when he appeared in 232 games, scoring 30 goals, providing 27 assists, and contributing to the team’s offensive production.

When James Trafford, 20, returns from his vacation, the club is anticipated to announce his signing formally. Trafford is the under-21 European Champion. Most of the medical examinations have been finished, and the remaining paperwork will be finalized after his break.

Soumaila Coulibaly, a center-back for Borussia Dortmund, will not be another new face at Turf Moor, as his proposed loan deal has fallen.

The 19-year-old was scheduled to have a physical last week. Still, a minor medical issue was raised, and Burnley decided not to exercise their necessary £15 million buy option.

Before departing for Belgium to play Genk in a preseason match next week, Burnley hope to complete the transfers of Amdouni and Redmond.