Clarets break record to land Defour

Steven Defour
Steven Defour

Burnley will break their transfer record to sign Belgian international midfielder Steven Defour.

The Clarets have reached an agreement with Anderlecht for the 28-year-old former Porto man, with an offer of €8.5m accepted, to be paid up front.

It was thought Defour was bound for Abu Dhabi and Al Jazira, who were prepared to pay €7m - Anderlecht's asking price two months ago - while bettering Burnley's wage offer by 50%.

However, Anderlecht couldn't agree terms with the UAE club, and Defour has decided to try his luck in the Premier League.

The player will undergo a medical on Monday, with a four-year deal agreed.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche was in the stand at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium to watch Defour score in a 5-1 win for Anderlecht against KV Kortrijk on Saturday.