All White Chris Wood's red-hot goalscoring form for Burnley hasn't escaped the notice of Premier League rivals, with Aston Villa reportedly preparing to table a huge offer for next season.
Wood finished the 2020/21 season with 12 goals in 33 league appearances - the fourth straight season in double figures for Burnley. In the process, he became the club's leading all-time Premier League scorer with 46 goals in 126 games.
He also became the first Kiwi to score a Premier League hat-trick, with three goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers in April.
His performance helped lift Burnley clear of the relegation zone - they finished 17th, 11 points ahead of championship-bound Fulham - and has apparently earned the attention of 11th-placed Villa.
Football Insider reports that Villa is one of three clubs interested in Wood, who still has two years to serve on his current contract.
Sources claim Burnley would demand more than 30 million pounds (NZ$58.8m), with a bidding war pushing that closer to 40m pounds (NZ$78.4m).
Wood already holds the record for the highest transfer fee paid by Burnley - 15m pounds (NZ$29.4m) to Leeds United in 2017.
His exit from the Clarets could eclipse another club record, currently held by Michael Keane's 25m pounds ($NZ49m) move to Everton in 2017.