EGYPTIAN businessman Mohamed El Kashashy has reportedly been linked with a £200million deal to buy Burnley.

One national newspaper says that El Kashashy and sports lawyer Chris Farnell have signed 'sale and purchase agreements' with the Premier League club after agreeing a deal with Burnley chairman Mike Garlick.

Burnley have been looking for a new buyer for some time and El Kashashy is believed to have been in talks with the club for more than a year.

The club, like many, have struggled amid the coronavirus pandemic and with the impact that has had at Turf Moor with Sean Dyche only given limited funds to strengthen his squad during the transfer window.

Cheshire-based Farnell had his ban from being an owner of a football club lifted by the EFL after his previous attempt to buy Charlton Athletic.

He appealed the disqualification and has now been the green light to pursue ownership of a club - with Burnley his preferred option.

The pair are said to have already provided proof of funds and the final obstacle is to pass the Premier League’s owners and directors test.

El Kashashy is keen to buy an English club, having also been interested in the Charlton consortium but has now pulled off a Premier League coup.