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The latest player to be linked with Burnley this morning is Crystal Palace and Wales midfielder Joe Ledley who is currently out on France with the Welsh squad who have just reached the last 16 of the Euros.

The hugely experienced Ledley has played almost 400 league games in a career that started with a debut for Cardiff against Rotherham at Ninian Park in October 2004. He moved on to Celtic in 2010 before, four years later, signing for Crystal Palace.

He’s hugely popular with the Palace fans but is no longer a first choice. He started just 11 league games last season for them and was used on several other occasions as a substitute.  He missed their end to the season at Wembley in the FA Cup final because of a leg fracture but has made a remarkable recovery to feature in all three of Wales’ games in the Euros so far.

The bearded midfielder, who is now the Welsh dance act for the fans with his victory celebrations, is certainly expected to be on the move this summer and I reckon would be a superb addition to our midfield if we could get him to Turf Moor.

Meanwhile, Stoke chairman Peter Coates has given his thoughts on the possibility of Charlie Adam leaving his club. He has told the Stoke Sentinel that he would be sorry to see the Scottish midfielder leave the Potteries but insisted the final decision would rest with manager Mark Hughes.

“I’m a big fan of Charlie, I have to admit, because he’s made a great contribution to the club in his four years here, both on and off the field,” said Coates. “What I like particularly about him is that he’s such a good competitor and wants to win, you always need players like that in your squad.

“Charlie is one of those players who loves the game of football. That might seem an obvious thing to say but not all players do, many see it as their job, but Charlie has been known to go and watch matches out of genuine interest and will always want to talk football with you.”

Besides potential midfield incomings, there has also been a lot of talk about defenders potentially leaving and we can now add Ben Mee to that list with the Express & Star in the West Midlands suggesting that Tony Pulis is keen to take Mee to West Brom.

It’s only an interest just now. They claim the Baggies haven’t, as yet, lodged an enquiry with us because they do have preferred targets ahead of Mee although he is on their list of potential targets.

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