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Burnley want Rob Holding from Arsenal in loan deal until end of the season as they make enquiry for talented defender

Sean Dyche is keen to bring young English centre-back to Turf Moor to compete with James Tarkowski and Ben Mee

Burnley want Arsenal defender Rob Holding on loan.

Boss Sean Dyche has enquired about taking Holding for the rest of the season to compete with centre-backs Ben Mee and James Tarkowski.

Burnley want to sign Rob Holding on loan until the summer

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Burnley want to sign Rob Holding on loan until the summer

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But Gunners chief Arsene Wenger has not made a decision on the 22-year-old and will only make up his mind if he lands West Brom’s £25million centre-half Jonny Evans.

Wenger is in pole position for Evans after Manchester City switched attentions to Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.

And the Arsenal boss may then allow Holding out – he has played most of his games this season in the cups but has also been given Premier League games recently.

Dyche is willing to give the ex-England Under-21 international a chance to impress at Burnley after relying on two centre-backs for most of the campaign.

The defender hasnt featured too often for the Gunners this season

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The defender hasn’t featured too often for the Gunners this season

Burnley are on the hope following a great season, and have been boosted by Dyche’s commitment to a new four-and-a-half year deal.

The Clarets have already landed Aaron Lennon on a loan deal from Everton.

But they could lose Ashley Barnes before Wednesday’s deadline following interest from Chelsea.

Antonio Conte wants a target man and may target the forward should he fail to land Edin Dzeko from Roma.


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Sean Dyche feels Holding will be able to challenge for a regular spot at Burnley

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Sean Dyche feels Holding will be able to challenge for a regular spot at Burnley

Arsenal are keen on landing West Brom captain Jonny Evans

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Arsenal are keen on landing West Brom captain Jonny Evans