Collins is wanted by several Premier League clubs.
Two Premier League clubs are stepping up their efforts to sign Nathan Collins, according to reports.
Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are understood to be keen on signing the Republic of Ireland defender ahead of the new Premier League season.
Burnley are also said to have set their price for the 21-year-old and will let Collins leave if a club meets their valuation.
Burnley set their price for Nathan Collins.
According to The Sunday Mirror, Burnley are prepared to sell Collins for £25m.
That transfer fee would be over double what Burnley paid Stoke City last summer to sign the defender (£12m).
It would also make Collins the most expensive Irish player in history, eclipsing the £19m Liverpool paid Tottenham Hotspur for Robbie Keane in 2008.
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Meanwhile, The Sun report that two clubs are leading the race to sign Collins – Leicester and Wolves.
Leicester need defensive reinforcements after a season which saw them concede 59 goals.
While Wolves are looking for a new central defender after Romain Saiss left the club at the end of last season.
Collins, who has also been linked with moves to Leeds United and Aston Villa, didn’t rule out leaving Turf Moor when asked about his future after Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine.
“Obviously he’s having a tough few days trying to settle in. He’s a lot of work to do so maybe in a couple of days I will.
“He’s a natural leader, isn’t he? He was a top player and has done it at the top level, he has shown that over many years and everyone knows how good a manager he is too.
“He has done a really good job with Anderlecht and I think he is a really top guy, from the outside anyway.”
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