Charlie Austin: Hull City set to sign Burnley striker

Charlie Austin

Burnley have accepted Hull City's undisclosed bid for striker Charlie Austin, BBC Radio Lancashire reports.

The 24-year-old scored 28 goals in 40 games for the Clarets last season.

Austin, who was playing part-time while working as a bricklayer just over three years ago, is now expected to undergo a medical at the newly-promoted Tigers.

He will be the club's fifth summer signing after Maynor Figueroa, Curtis Davies, Allan McGregor and Ahmed Elmohamady.

Austin joined Swindon Town from non-league Poole Town in October 2009 and went on to score 37 goals in 63 appearances for the Robins.

His form at the County Ground saw Eddie Howe make him his first signing after taking over at Turf Moor in January 2011.

He broke Andy Lochhead's club record after reaching 20 goals for the season in just 17 games in 2012-13, a run which saw him score in eight successive matches.

Austin had a year remaining on his deal with the Championship side and it is believed he turned down the offer of a contract extension at the start of the summer.

Meanwhile, Tigers defender Paul McShane, 27, has agreed a new two-year deal at the KC Stadium.

The Republic of Ireland international joined the club from Sunderland in August 2009 after a loan spell and made 29 appearances for the club last season as they gained automatic promotion to the Premier League.

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