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Albion's deal to bring Stephen Ward back to the Amex has been hijacked by Premier League newcomers Burnley.

Ward was due at the Amex this afternoon for a medical after the Seagulls had agreed a fee with Wolves and the Republic of Ireland left-back had agreed personal terms with the Seagulls.

But Ward failed to show up, leaving Albion fuming.

Burnley are also thought to have agreed a fee with Wolves and Ward is now expected to join them instead.