Nimani is a Claret

Last updated : 22 January 2010 By Tony Scholes
Frédéric Nimani
The 21-year-old, who has struggled to get into the Monaco side this season, is 6ft 3ins in height and is said to be a pacy striker with an eye for goal.

Last season he scored no fewer than seven goals for his club and has been likened to their former striker Emmanuel Adebayor who is now with Manchester City.

Nimani's agent is Willie McKay who said the player was keen on a move to England because it suited his style. Burnley were not the only ones to show an interest, and we have beaten both Birmingham and Bolton to his signature.

The deal is until the end of the season but it is with a view to a permanent move. However, the price being quoted is €4 million (approx £3.5 million).

Laws is keen to improve the team's goalscoring power and admitted at the weekend that he wanted to bring in a goalscorer. And despite all speculation suggesting his first signing would be a defender, and from Sheffield Wednesday, he's moved first to strengthen his options up front.

Burnley still await international clearance before Nimani is able to make his debut but will be hoping he'll be available for Tuesday night's Premier League game at Bolton.