Burnley stopper in line for January exit

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Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton looks set to leave in January with Aston Villa understood to be leading the race for his signature.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton looks set to leave in January with Aston Villa understood to be leading the race for his signature.

Heaton has fallen down the pecking order at Turf Moor since suffering a serious shoulder injury last season, with Nick Pope and Joe Hart seemingly relegating him to third choice in Sean Dyche’s squad.

The 32-year-old is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football this season and he has been restricted to just three outings across all competitions.

Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds were linked with the Manchester United academy graduate a few weeks ago, however, it appears there will be serious competition for his signature.

Villa, who also have their sights set on a return to the top flight, have entered the race as they look to provide further stability between the sticks.

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