BURNLEY are closing in on the signing of Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells, which is likely to net City a major windfall.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner confirmed earlier this month that they were open to offers for the former Bantams striker.

A fee has been agreed between Burnley and the Terriers, with the deal set to be completed before tomorrow's transfer deadline.

Wells joined Huddersfield from Valley Parade for a then club record fee of £1.5m in January 2014 and has scored a total of 49 goals in 152 appearances for the Terriers.

It is understood City have a sell-on clause of 15 per cent of any profit made on that fee.

There were reports last month that Reading were lining up a £10m bid for the Bermudian but he needed minor surgery to resolve an ankle problem and their interest waned.

Wagner has drafted in fellow strikers Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre since the Terriers' play-off final triumph at Wembley in May, while Elias Kachunga's loan move from Ingolstadt was made permanent.

Wells, 27, has clearly slipped down the pecking order at the John Smith's Stadium when the Terriers paid club record fees, first for Depoitre to Porto and then Mounie to Montpellier in June and July respectively.

Burnley recently sold striker Andre Gray to Watford for a reported fee of £18.5million and boss Sean Dyche is ready to hand Wells his chance in the top flight.

Dyche has boosted the Clarets' firepower by drafting in Jonathan Walters and Chris Wood, a club record £15m signing from Leeds, but is keen to supplement their bulk with the more mobile Wells.