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Rumour Mill-Back for McMahon?

Owen Coyle still wants to sign Middlesbrough right-back Tony McMahon according to media reports today.

McMahon is believed to have turned down a move to the Clarets earlier this month, but it is understood Owen Coyle is trying again for the defender and is still in talks with the club.

The reports also suggest Coyle hopes to land McMahon before Saturday`s promotion clash with local rivals, Preston.

McMahon has been unable to retain a regular place in Gareth Southgate's team and being out of contract in the summer he would be able to leave Boro on a free transfer at the end of the season It is thought cash-strapped Burnley are trying to sign him earlier for a modest fee in the January window.

The 22 year old signed for Middlebrough in 2004 and they have been his only professional club to date although he has had loan spells at both Blackpool and recently Sheffield Wednesday.

He was an Owl for most of this season making 20 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday on loan before returning to Middlesbrough in October. He has just made his first appearance of the 2008-09 season for Middlesbrough in a match against Arsenal last month.

He was captain of the Middlesbrough side that won the FA Youth Cup during the 2003-04 season. He has also represented England at under-17 and under-18 level.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 15 2009

Time: 7:47AM

Your Comments

In time for Preston? Will believe that when I see it!!
Burnley boss Owen Coyle hopes to bring in Middlesbrough right-back Tony McMahon on loan in time to face Preston on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)
A long as it has nothing to do with Eagles?
Yep,that crossed my mind too,the dreaded fee plus player thing!
Jay Rodriguez is interested in a loan move to Italian Serie A team Reggina. Owen Coyles wish to see him getting regular first team football will see the youngster, who has scored vital goals recently against Fulham and Queens Park Rangers, move to Italy until the end of the season. This move could also see Reggina defender Pablo Alvarez coming on loan to Burnley.
how much is he valued at?assuming he wasnt out of contract?
I work at Burnley Football Club and have just seen Darius Vassell enter the main building, It has been said that Owen Coyle would like to bolster his attacking options and believes Darius is the man to do this as he has found him self dropping down the pecking order at Manchester City. If this deal is to go through it his rumoured the fee will be around 500k.
Just some opf the rumours i found on the net
Burnley are apparantly close to sealing a deal for england legend robbie fowler on a pay as you play, part time coaching role as burnley manager owen coyle beleives he needs more footballing experience into his relitively inadequate coaching staff.
Someone is surely having a larf!! ;-)
I think you should change the place you are looking at for rumours. :-)
Interesting reading if nothing else :-) The Rodriguez one would not surprise me one bit at the moment
I found a moore comical rumour
Ian Moore could make a dramatic return to Turf Moor. It is believed that his sensational goal tally at Tranmere this season has raised more than a few eyebrows of the powers that be in the dark corridors of Burnley. Ronnie Moore is rumoured to want a fee in the region of 400k. Moore is seen as a suitable replacement for Chris Eagles whose transfer away from Burnley is now almost signed and sealed.
Oh my God!!
We ought to have an award for the person who finds the craziest rumour! You are winning by a mile with that one,8C8!! ;-) lol
I found another which would be a good deal if true?
Burnley will make a sensational bid for Prestons centre half, Sean St Ledger. Ade Akinbiyi will be moving in the opposite direction as a makeweight for the deal.
More rumours i think the Bradley Orr one is way out as he has just signed a new contract.
Owen coyle is after a striker and celtic's chris killen might be on his way to turf moor for a fee around 150k. also bristol ciy's bradley orr is wanted by owen coyle and the fee for him could be around 150k aswell
Orr just signed a new contract with Bristol City!
I did point that out ;-)
More rumours Jay Enrique Rodriguez of Burnley FC is been strongly linked with a loan move to either Valladolid or Numancia.
Oops senior moment!! lol
Burnley will sign Darren O'Dea on loan from Celtic and he will go straight into the squad for the league cup semi final against Spurs

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