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Mislav Orsic: Burnley in advanced talks to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder as Clarets push for signings this week

Burnley in advanced talks to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mislav Orsic; Croatian famously scored a hat-trick against Tottenham last season to knock them out of Europa League; Premier League's bottom side want to sign a midfielder and a striker before January window shuts

Rapid Wien's Marco Gruell, left, vies for the ball with Dinamo Zagreb's Mislav Orsic during the Europa League group H soccer match between Rapid Wien and  Dinamo Zagreb at the Alianz stadium in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)
Image: Mislav Orsic has scored eight goals in all competitions for Dinamo Zagreb this season

Burnley are in advanced talks over a deal for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mislav Orsic, as the Premier League's bottom side push hard for new signings this week.

Orsic, who has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal, is a name familiar to English fans after he scored a hat-trick against Tottenham to knock them out of the Europa League last season.

The 29-year-old also scored the winner in Dinamo Zagreb's Europa League win at West Ham last month.

Orsic has played 29 times in all competitions for Dinamo Zagreb this season and has scored eight goals.

The Croatia international also played at Euro 2020 last summer and scored in Croatia's 5-3 last-16 defeat to Spain.

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Burnley, who are four points adrift of safety, are interested in Orsic as they want to sign a midfielder and a striker this January.

The Clarets are looking to sign a replacement for Chris Wood, who joined Newcastle this month for £25m.

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Free agent Andy Carroll is one option who could replace Wood after his short-term contract at Reading expired last week.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker is now a free agent following his two-month spell at the Championship club, although Reading would like to extend his deal.

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Andy Carroll thought he had scored two spectacular goals for Reading but on both occasions saw his efforts ruled out for offside

Carroll scored twice in eight appearances for the Royals, including in the 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough.

The 33-year-old also had a pair of screamers disallowed in last week's 7-0 home defeat against Championship leaders Fulham.

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