The Belgium international currently plies his trade with Anderlecht but is now looking to leave the club due to his frosty relationship with the fan base.
Despite being considered arguably the Belgian top flight’s biggest talent, Anderlecht fans have not forgiven the 28-year-old for his four-year spell with their fierce rivals Standard Liege.
Earlier this week, The Sun revealed that Southampton are set to table a £6million transfer bid for the defensive midfielder, viewing him as a potential replacement for Victor Wanyama.
But the same publication now claim that the Saints are due to face competition for Defour’s services from newly promoted Burnley.
The Clarets are yet to make their mark in the market this summer, having spent just £2.5million since their promotion at the end of last season.