Southampton have £7m bid for Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez 'accepted'


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Burnley have accepted a bid in the region of £7million from Southampton for striker Jay Rodriguez, according to various reports.

Nigel Adkins' Barclays Premier League newcomers had an offer rejected for the 22-year-old 12 months ago but are understood to have come closest to matching the Clarets' £8million valuation.

Rodriguez enjoyed a blistering campaign last term, netting 21 goals despite having his contribution limited from early March by hip and groin problems.

The former England Under-21 international is currently out of the country and is yet to meet with Saints officials to discuss personal terms.

Should the deal go through, it is set to surpass the £6.5million recouped by Burnley for the sale of Scotland striker Steve Fletcher to Wolves two years ago.

Burnley declined to comment on the story when contacted by Press Association Sport.