Crystal Palace ‘join West Ham in race to sign Burnley winger Dwight McNeil’

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Crystal Palace ‘join West Ham in race to sign Dwight McNeil’ but Championship new boys Burnley ‘will reject incoming £10million bids’ for the 22-year-old winger

  • Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira wants to sign Burnley’s Dwight McNeil 
  • But he is expected to be rivalled by West Ham with David Moyes keen as well
  • Burnley will reject incoming offers of £10million and want more for the winger
  • McNeil scored seven goals for Burnley since joining the club’s academy in 2014

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has earmarked Burnley’s Dwight McNeil as a potential new signing, but Burnley are expected to reject their incoming bid.

McNeil has been tipped for a Premier League move this summer with West Ham and Crystal Palace targeting his signature following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.

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Burnley value their player at over £10million and will turn down any bids that don’t meet their valuation, according to The Sun. 

Burnley winger Dwight McNeil is wanted by both Crystal Palace and West Ham United 

McNeil was a key player for Burnley but couldn't help prevent their relegation last season

McNeil was a key player for Burnley but couldn’t help prevent their relegation last season 

The 22-year-old has scored seven goals for Burnley since joining their academy from Manchester United in 2014 and has made 134 Premier League appearances for the Lancashire club during that time. 

Palace boss Vieira is keen to bring in more attackers this summer after eye-catching midfielder Conor Gallagher returned to his parent club Chelsea following the end of his loan deal. 

Vieira has already been active in the transfer market signing goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Malcolm Ebiowei, with Cheick Doucoure also close to finalising a move from Lens.

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McNeill has two years left on his current contract at Turf Moor and will be allowed to leave should a sufficient bid come in for him.

West Ham are also interested in bringing the Englishman to London as manager David Moyes attempts to strengthen his side during the summer transfer window.

Patrick Vieira wants to add more attackers to his side

David Moyes is keen to bring the winger to London

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira wants to bring McNeil to Selhurst Park but faces stiff competition from West Ham and David Moyes

The Scotsman has already brought Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola to the club, while a contract has also been offered to free agent Jesse Lingard after his Manchester United exit.

Moyes has been keeping tabs on McNeil but will have to submit a bid in excess of £10m for any potential deal to be done. 

New Burnley boss Vincent Kompany wants to bring in more of his own players as he tries to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt and needs more reinforcements after already watching seven players leave the club.

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League One Player of the Season Scott Twine recently became Burnley’s marquee summer signing after joining from MK Dons. 

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