Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton's performances for the Clarets this season haven't gone unnoticed, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton all said to be closely monitoring him.

According to The Sun, the England stopper could be the subject of a bidding war starting at £15m between the trio, after gaining plaudits for his displays between the sticks for Sean Dyche's side this term.

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Heaton may only have managed five clean sheets, but he has more than played his part in keeping the 'goals conceded' statistic below many surrounding teams in the Premier League table.

He has helped his team rise to 13th, where they sit a relatively comfortable 10 points clear of 18th-placed Crystal Palace with more than half the season played.

The former Manchester United academy product's loyalty may now be put to the test, with all interested parties certain to offer much higher wages than he is currently on at Turf Moor.

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Heaton does have three years remaining on his current deal, which places Burnley in a good position to demand a higher fee for the 30-year-old.

But the Clarets are likely to be reluctant to sell, given his contributions to the cause this season, and given the stability and leadership he provides as part of the Burnley back five.
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With Premier League survival the primary objective for the club, Dyche may need to call on his captain until the very end.

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Of the trio of clubs chasing Heaton, Manchester City are seemingly the most pressed to add another goalkeeper to their ranks, with Joe Hart not in Pep Guardiola's plans, Willy Caballero expected to leave upon contract expiry and number one Claudio Bravo struggling.

The Chilean number one has looked shaky since his summer switch from Barcelona and he could use any potential acquisition of Heaton to raise his own game.​