WOLVES and Leicester are locked in a tackle for Nathan Collins.
Both Newcastle and Leeds have been linked with the Ireland defender following Burnley’s relegation.
But SunSport have learned that the two Midlands clubs have shown the strongest interest, with offers expected from both this week.
Leicester are looking to strengthen their defence, with a record 59 goals conceded in the top ten.
Wolves want competition for regular pairing Conor Coady and Max Kilman.
And Burnley have come to terms with selling the center half after just a year but want a profit on the £12million they paid Stoke.
Collins, 21, has established himself as a regular for the Clarets since March, scoring 19 Premier League appearances and scoring twice.
After scoring a miracle goal – his first for the Republic of Ireland – against Ukraine last Tuesday, Collins admitted he wasn’t sure he would return to Turf Moor.
Collins said: “Who knows, who knows that question? Who knows where I’ll be in ten days? I don’t know myself. We’ll see what happens.”
But new boss Vincent Kompany has already started planning without him, targeting Oxford United’s Luke McNally and Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis.
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Burnley have had three bids of up to £1.5million rejected by the League One outfit for 22-year-old ex-St Patrick’s Athletic defender McNally but he is expected to make an increased offer.
Kompany knows all about 20-year-old Harwood-Bellis, who loaned the City star to Anderlecht for the first half of last season.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5596105/wolves-leicester-transfer-war-nathan-collins-burnley/ Wolves and Leicester in two-way war over Burnley star Nathan Collins – with official offers expected this week