Burnley captain attracting bids from other EPL clubs

A number of Premier League clubs are interested in Ben Mee, with the Burnley captain set to leave the club at the end of his contract, according to The Guardian.

Mee was reportedly offered a new deal only towards the end of the season. Given Mee’s standing at Burnley, there was said to be surprise an offer was not put on the table earlier, with priority instead given to a four-year extension for Sean Dyche, who signed it in September and was sacked as manager in April.

The defender is one of nine players in the final month of their contract at Burnley. The defender missed the last 13 games of the season after suffering a broken leg in the defeat by Leicester in March. Dyche described the injury as a “hairline fracture” but it was a full fracture.

After Dyche’s dismissal Mee joined the caretaker coaching staff, providing support to Mike Jackson and Paul Jenkins.