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Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham eye lethal Welshman for summer 2016 move

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According to reports from Mirror Football, Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham are all monitoring Burnley striker Andre Gray ahead of a potential summer 2016 move. 

The 24-year-old moved to Turf Moor just three months ago after netting 18 times during his only season at Brentford, but his impressive form since has generated interest from several top-flight clubs.

Indeed, the Wolverhampton-born striker is currently second in the Championship’s goal charts with nine in 13 appearances, firing Sean Dyche’s side to fifth in the league table.

Mirror Football claim that has seen Gray emerge as a transfer target for Aston Villa and Everton, whilst West Ham are continuing to monitor the 5 foot 10 poacher’s progress after considering a move for him during the last transfer window.

The Premier League trio are well aware that a January move is incredibly unlikely, even if they offer a considerable markup on Burnley’s £9million investment.

Gray is an integral component of the Clarets’ title push and although players are allowed to be registered for three clubs in the same season, they’re only allowed to play for two. The former Luton Town star played twice for Brentford at the beginning of the campaign before his move to Lancashire in August. 

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