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Was it Lee that Ipswich Offered for Lafferty?

During the hectic day yesterday on the Lafferty front, with Rangers seemingly beating Old Firm rivals, Celtic and Championside side Wolves for his signature, it emerged that another team came in with a late bid.

'We received three cash-plus-player offers from other clubs, Ipswich came in late, but all considerably below the one from Rangers.' confirmed Burnley chairman,Barry Kilby

Speculation grew amongst Clarets fans as to the bid Ipswich might have put in and in particular who the other player offered by Ipswich could have been.

Ipswich striker and former Clarets player, Alan Lee would have been the obvious choice. The 29 year old forward was widely linked with a return to Turf Moor during the January transfer window and there was also some mild speculation we were after him again this Summer.

We shall probably never know unless the Rangers deal for Lafferty goes 'tits up' and that now all seems to depend on the decision made by another Alan-Alan Gow!

Last night rumours were rife that Gow had turned us down prefering to stay in the SPL whilst at the same time other rumours suggested his refusal to join the Clarets had alerted Championship rivals, Preston & Ipswich so something clearly doesnt add up.

Lafferty however was almost pleading with Gow to sign for Burnley and not ruin his dream of playing for the Gers

'The deal is not completely concluded but I'm hoping it's only a matter of time before Alan's situation is sorted. I had a medical and everything at my end went according to plan.

'I'm looking forward to playing for Rangers and the first game I will hopefully be involved in is with Liverpool pre-season. I know it's only a friendly but it's a huge match for me.'

Alan Gow was in Burnley yesterday for talks with chairman Barry Kilby.

'Alan is very keen. He went to Rangers but has been on the sidelines and is anxious at this stage of his career to get out on the pitch.'said Kilby

He then added that talks were very much still in progress and further developments could be expected today.

Alan Gow is quoted as saying: 'I'm still thinking about things,'

So the talks appear to have stalled rather than failed completely but if Gow cant be tempted by the offer, the whole Lafferty deal is in jeopardy and we could be back to square one.

This could then bring in further improved offers from the likes of Celtic, Wolves and Ipswich, so we might still find out who Ipswich were willing to offer as part of the player plus cash deal.




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Date:Wednesday June 18 2008

Time: 10:28AM

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..and on, and on,and on!
turfmanphil
If it was Alan Lee then that would have been a right proper deal. Lee is in the same mould as Andy Gray as a bloody nuisance for centre halves and to be perfectly honest, I'm not that impressed with Lafferty and really can't see what the fuss is about.
DrWatford
agree with DrWatford about lafferty but i don't rate lee at all.
tomlaw
Lafferty was always about potential in my opinion, just hope that potential doesnt rot away in Gers reserve team now although after what he said about club,gaffer and fans maybe Im not that fussed! There must surely be better than Lee around and I hope the Laffs cash can now be put towards securing some-Paterson,Driver and Riordan would be three signings that would cheer me up to begin with!
turfmanphil
Ipswich Chief executive Derek Bowden has confirmed that the Blues made an enquiry to Burnley regarding striker Kyle Lafferty. Earlier today, Clarets chairman Barry Kilby revealed Town’s interest in the Northern Irishman, who is set for a move to SPL giants Rangers. Bowden told TWTD: “We did make an offer for Lafferty but Rangers came in and I believe the player was keen to go there."
turfmanphil
 

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