Date: 28th January 2011 at 2:08pm
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Charlie Austin has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract at Burnley according to Sky Sports in a deal reportedly worth an initial £1.2million with add-onns to follow.

The highly-rated 21 year old Swindon striker is believed to have held talks at Turf Moor on Friday.

News broke yesterday that Ipswich were apparantly in the frame to sign him but it appears Eddie Howe has convinced him a move to Burnley would be in his best interests.

Premier League club,Blackpool were also linked as well as League 1 Southampton.

He is now understood to be having a medical for the Clarets.

Meanwhile, probably boosted by the news that Austin could be lining up for Burnley, Preston are understood to have enquired about Chris Iwelumo.

Iwelumo is of course Burnley’s top scorer this season with 10 goals so it would make no sense at all to let him go.

It should be pointed out though that there has been no official announcements on any of these potential moves.

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