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Report: Premier League Sides To Battle It Out For Irish Teen

Report: Premier League Sides To Battle It Out For Irish Teen

Nathan Collins could be set for a move up the English football ladder. The Ireland U21 international has reportedly piqued the interest of several Premier League teams.

According to The Sun, the main contenders for 19-year-old Stoke centre-back are Arsenal and Burnley.

It's said that Collins, from Leixlip in Kildare, is being eyed by Burnley manager Sean Dyche as a long-term replacement for James Tarkowski who is expected to leave the club at some stage.

A fee of £10 million for Collins is mentioned and that bidding could begin in the coming week before the closing of the January transfer window.

Crystal Palace and Manchester United are also mentioned as admirers of Collins.

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The teenager has established himself in the Stoke first-team this season. He's played 19 games in the Championship and scored twice.

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