Swansea’s Joel Latibeaudiere is the latest defender to be linked with a move to Burnley as the Clarets prepare for life in the Championship.

Now that Vincent Kompany has been confirmed as the new boss at Turf Moor, the club can turn its attention to the transfer market.

Burnley are set to make a bid worth around £500,000 for Latibeaudiere, according to a report by Wales Online.

The Clarets are currently short of numbers at centre-back after announcing that James Tarkowski and Ben Mee were among the players departing at the end of their contracts.

Kompany is already familiar with Latibeaudiere, having trained with the youngster during his time at Manchester City.

The 22-year-old played for England at youth level and has also represented Jamaica on the international stage.

He made 32 appearances last season as the Swans finished 15th in the Championship and has 12 months left on his contract.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who played under Kompany at Anderlecht, has also been linked with a move to Turf Moor this summer.

Meanwhile, former captain Mee has sent a message to Burnley supporters following his exit from the club.

The 32-year-old joined the Clarets in 2011, initially on a loan deal from Manchester City, and went on to make over 350 appearances.

"It's a club and town that has grown a very special place in my heart throughout that time,” he said during a video posted to his social media channels.

"Thank you to you the fans who have helped make my 11 years at the club so special. It has truly been an honour to play for and captain your club. Your passion, devotion and spirit never faltered throughout my time here.

"I am sure that will help carry the club forward into exciting times ahead. I'll follow and support the club wherever I am without doubt and I'll certainly be bringing my children back to the Turf.”

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