Date:Thursday July 3 2008
The Derek Riordan saga continues in the papers today.
Early news yesterday was full of rumours particularly from the Scottish press that Riordan was about to become a Burnley player after renewed interest by Owen Coyle.
The wording of the reports almost made the potential signing sound a certainty until the Sporting Life went into action purporting that Owen Coyle had scotched any new links with the player.
'I don't know where it has come from but it's certainly not from anyone at Burnley Football Club, said Coyle
'It's well-documented I tried to sign him in January but there has been nothing since.'
There has been no official comment on the situation for sometime and there is an hint that the Sporting Life may have got the wrong end of the stick and repeated an old quote.
The Lancashire Telegraph though today repeat the story and the Coyle denials.
Something certainly doesn't stack up since Brendan Flood did state we were still interested in the player, early in the close season before everything went quiet again.
Today, the Riordan deal sounds on again with reports in a number of papers that Burnley have put in a new bid with a figure of £400k quoted in some cases.
If that is true then it would appear we havent increased our offer, since a £400k bid was the same offer we put in for the player last January unless there are different add-ons included this time round. The January offer was rejected by Celtic when it came to light they had a figure of £1 million in mind.
So a very confused picture all round, has Coyle made those comments recently and if so is he trying to put folk off the scent?
Are we interested in Riordan or not? We certainly were interested and this was recently confirmed by Brendan Flood.
Most Clarets fans would be delighted if Riordan came to Burnley; he would be the 'icing on the cake'
There is still every possibility at the moment that Riordan could still be a Claret by the time the club start their US Tour a week today. Let's hope so!
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Date:Thursday July 3 2008
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