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Stoke accept Jon Walters bid from Burnley

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Jonathan Walters of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley
Image: Jon Walters is poised to join Burnley, after Stoke accepted a bid for the striker

Stoke City have accepted a bid that could rise to £3m from Burnley for striker Jon Walters, according to Sky Sources.

The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland international is yet to complete a medical and agree personal terms, but the transfer could be finalised before the start of next week.

Walters has made more than 250 appearances for Stoke, scoring 62 goals for the Potters since joining from Ipswich in 2010.

He played a crucial part in last month's World Cup Qualifier against Austria when his late equaliser rescued a vital point for Martin O'Neill's side to keep their hopes of World Cup qualification on track.

Republic of Ireland's Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring his side's equaliser during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Group D match v Austria
Image: Jon Walters scored the Republic of Ireland's equaliser against Austria

The forward, whose former clubs include Bolton and Hull, is expected to undergo a medical with the Clarets before joining up with Sean Dyche's squad on Monday.

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Burnley, who have been looking to bolster their attacking options after George Boyd rejected the offer of a one-year contract extension to remain at Turf Moor in favour of a move to Sheffield Wednesday, are closing in on Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor.

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