Date: 25th October 2014 at 10:17am
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It will soon be Christmas and New Year and of course that means all the transfer rumours will gather pace ahead of the January window opening. Rumours though are already flying about with reports this week that Newcastle, Villa and Stoke are all keeping an eye on Danny Ings (see Question-Ings article) but there was also some recent news regarding two potential Burnley targets.

One of these if true is already dead in the water! Media reports suggested that Burnley were targeting Belgian international midfielder, Gaby Mudingayi who has been a free agent since leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season. The Clarets were one of the few English clubs apparently showing any interest in the 33 year old with Watford also by all accounts in the frame.

However Mudingayi has snubbed the Premier League in favour of La Liga deciding to join Spanish side Elche after agreeing a one-year deal.

The Clarets were also rumoured to be interested in signing non-league hot prospect Che Adams. The 18 year old attacking midfielder is currently plying his trade for Evo-Stick Northern Premier outfit Ilkeston FC. He came through the Midlands club youth system but is now expected to be fast-tracked up the leagues after attracting quite a few suitors from both the Championship and Premier League. Burnley face competition from Sunderland, Southampton, Norwich and Nottingham Forest for his signature assuming the rumour is true. The club however it is reported sent a senior scout to watch the 18-year-old against Halesowen on Monday so there does appear to be some interest in the lad.

Ilkeston boss Kevin Wilson said earlier this month:

“We won`t stand in the way of these lads when the opportunity comes for them to move higher but it`s very important to me personally that they go for the right reasons – not just because an agent can see a chance to make money.

“Most of these kids have been with me since they were 15 and I care very much about what happens to them.

“With the best will in the world, they don`t have the experience to handle certain situations off the field and need to be protected.”

Chairman Dave Mantle added:

“Che is one of a number of players who have emerged from our academy to win regular places in our Evo-Stik League Premier Division team but he`s the one who is attracting most interest.”

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