SEAN Dyche admits the race is very much on for Burnley striker Nahki Wells’ signature.

The 29-year-old, surplus to requirements at Turf Moor, is impressing in a second season-long loan at Queens Park Rangers with a host of Championship clubs interested in his signature.

With a week to go until the transfer window shuts, the Clarets increasingly look set to cash in a player who has not started a single game for the club since arriving for £5 million from Huddersfield back in August 2017.

"Nahki is doing very well. We have the ability to get him back here," Dyche said.

"I've spoken to (QPR boss) Mark Warburton and let him know the different options.

"Over the last few days there has been a lot of interest in him - and rightly so because he is scoring goals in the Championship."

Defender Ben Gibson is another being linked with a move away with hometown club Middlesbrough one of those interested.
The defender left the Riverside Stadium for Turf Moor in a joint-club record £15 million deal in August 2018.

The 27-year-old will not make a rare Clarets appearance in the FA Cup fourth round tie with Norwich as he is battling a groin problem.

"It is the level of interest which is key - there are all kinds of rumours out there, the only level that you need to be (at) is when I know, then usually you know it is real," the Burnley boss said.