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Burnley interested in signing Bournemouth’s Adam Smith with Sean Dyche looking for a new right-back

Burnley want Bournemouth’s Adam Smith as a solution to their right-back problems.

The 29-year-old had been a stalwart under Eddie Howe before his departure following the Cherries’ relegation from the Premier League. 

Smith – who has just one year left on his contract at the Vitality Stadium – has made 238 appearances for the Cherries since 2014, but Burnley have now contacted his club regarding his availability.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is seeking reinforcements at right back ahead of the new Premier League season, with only Matt Lowton and Phil Bardsley as his two recognised options.

And given Smith’s contract status and Bournemouth’s public admission that they are open to listening to offers for their players, Burnley have shown an interest over a potential move.

Burnley have also been linked with Nottingham Forest’s Matty Cash as they look to step up their recruitment process this summer.

However, it is believed that the Championship side’s valuation for the 23-year-old right back was above what their Premier League counterparts were willing to splash on any single player. 

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