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Peter Crouch linked with Burnley move

Burnley have been linked with a £500,000 move for veteran striker Peter Crouch.

The 37-year old found himself relegated at the end of last season with Stoke City, whose new manager, Gary Rowett, is prepared to listen for offers for the former England international after signing Benik Afobe from Wolves.

Burnley manger Sean Dyche wants to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window closes on August 9th, and sees Crouch as a cheap option to add competition to the likes of Sam Vokes, Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes according to The Sun on Sunday, although, given his age, Crouch would be most likely used as an impact player off the bench.

Crouch has been at Stoke since 2011, and has made 202 appearances for the club, scoring 45 goals.

If he were to join Burnley, it would be their first summer addition for the Lancashire team who will have to cope with the additional burden of Europa League football this season, provided they can overcome the obstacle of Aberdeen, with whom they drew in the first leg of their qualifying tie at Pittodrie last week.

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