Burnley decide against move for QPR striker Dykes

Burnley appear to have decided against making a move for QPR striker Lyndon Dykes.

The Clarets are among a number of top-flight clubs to have been linked with the Scotland international in recent weeks.

Others include Newcastle, Norwich, Crystal Palace and Scottish champions Rangers.

Newcastle have added the forward they wanted after triggering a release clause to sign Chris Wood from Burnley for £25m.

And according to Sky Sports, Dykes is not the man being lined up to replace Wood at Turf Moor – they say the Lancashire club have two main targets in mind and that both are abroad.

Palace could perhaps make a move for Dykes, who has impressed since moving to London from Livingston in the summer of 2020.

The Eagles have successfully bought from QPR before, having signed Ebere Eze from the west London club.

Dykes was bought for £2m with some of the money received for Eze and looks like he could end up being another big-money sale by the R’s, who are challenging for promotion from the Championship and will not want to lose him.

A return to Scotland is another possible option, with Rangers said to be interested in taking Dykes to Glasgow this summer.