Burnley hold firm on Sam Vokes stance as they tell Stoke they want £9m for Wales international striker
- Burnley have reiterated their stance to Stoke over Wales striker Sam Vokes
- The Premier League side want £9million for the former Wolves frontman
- Stoke’s new boss Nathan Jones wants to reform the transfer structure at the club
Burnley maintain they want £9m for Stoke target Sam Vokes but won’t allow him to leave without securing a replacement.
The Wales international was an unused substitute for Sean Dyche’s side on Tuesday night as they surrendered a two-goal lead at Old Trafford.
New Stoke boss Nathan Jones was appointed earlier this month and made it clear he wants to take the club in a different direction on the transfer front, with the former Luton manager prepared to make room for new faces.
Burnley maintain they want £9m for Stoke target Sam Vokes, but want a replacement, too
Vokes signed for the Turf Moor club from Wolves in June 2012 and played a part in the promotion-winning campaigns of 2013-14 and 2015-16.
When asked if he still expects Vokes to be at the club after the transfer window shuts on Thursday night, Burnley boss Dyche told the Lancashire Telegraph: ‘Who knows? I would expect so but we are a business not just a football club. Both have to be in balance.
‘We have had varying signs before with people interested in our players and it doesn’t surprise me that people are interested in our players, that is just the way it is. We look outside and they look at us. That’s just the market.’