Burnley could try and take advantage of Bristol City's interest in Nahki Wells to help them land Josh Brownhill this month.
Burnley have held talks with Bristol City over a January move for midfielder Brownhill, 24. He has a £7million release clause in his contract which is active in the summer.
But Bristol City are braced for an offer from Burnley this month, while the Championship club are now interested in Wells, who spent the first half of the season on loan at QPR from the Clarets.
Wells is set to be recalled ahead of a January sale with Burnley aware that the 29 year-old's impressive form - 13 goals and three assists in 26 games - makes him a valuable asset.
Wells has six month left on his current contract though Burnley also have a one-year option they can activate to help protect his value.
Burnley are ready to listen to offers for Wells this month and expecting a number of them with nearly all of the Championship's top 10 in the market for a striker to boost their respective promotion bids.
And they are open to striking a deal that involves a player swap if that proves to be the best solution on the table.