Nimani set to join Burnley on loan

France under-21 striker Frederic Nimani is set to become Brian Laws' first signing as manager of Premier League club Burnley subject to international clearance.

The Clarets have agreed a five-month loan deal with a view to a permanent contract for the AS Monaco forward, who came through the Ligue 1 club's youth system, the Lancashire club said on their website on Friday.

The 21-year-old has already had loan spells with FC Lorient and Sedan, and had interested other top flight clubs, but opted to join Burnley, who are 15th in the 20-team Premier League and a point above the drop zone.