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Rumour Mill-Gary to Join Brother Steven?

Rumour Mill-Gary to Join Brother Steven?

Celtic defender, Gary Caldwell has once more been linked with a move to Burnley.

The Scottish News of the World today believes Owen Coyle will be keen to sign the 27 year old in the January window and that he will able to meet Caldwell's wage expectations.

Caldwell will be out of contract at the end of the 2009-10 season and will be allowed to speak to interested parties in the New Year.

The Scottish International is understood to be after a significant pay rise but according to the News of the World he is only currently on £8000 per week anyway.

Caldwell is quoted as saying:

'I have had talks with Tony Mowbray, but I am not going to reveal what I said.However, I can say there have been no new developments concerning my contract.'

It is understood he would want to double his salary and that this figure would not be too far away from the reported £15,000 cap that Burnley FC have applied to salaries.

Should Gary come to Turf Moor, he will of course be joining brother Steven and that would certainly make the fight for back four places even more competitive and may even test brotherly love to the limit! Caldwell is also the stand-in captain for Celtic when Stephen McManus isn't playing so there could even be rivalry to lead the team.

The paper goes on to suggest that Coyle could make a bid of around £250,000 during the transfer window rather than wait and get him on a free Bosman at the end of the season.

This is not the first time we have been linked to Gary Caldwell and the rumour refuses to go away.

Gary Caldwell came through Celtic's youth system before joining Newcastle United in 1997. He was eventually given a free transfer after a number of loan spells and joined Hibernian during the second half of the 2003-04 season. He signed a pre-contract agreement to join Celtic in the summer of 2006 and has since made nearly 100 appearances for the Buoys.

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Date:Sunday October 11 2009
Time: 4:54PM


Heer we go again. The Scottish media are full of this, almost wishing it to happen. His agent is probably working overtime trying to scare Celtic into renewing his contract on double salary
11/10/2009 16:57:00
Will we sign another defender?
11/10/2009 18:37:00
Gary and Steve didn't look very solid when paired together for Scotland against Norway! Any sign of Edgar these days? Or are we keeping his profile low till the arbitration is done and dusted?
Couch Potato
11/10/2009 18:45:00
Have a couple of Celtic friends who have been saying they would love to get rid of him. They are both not fans of Gary! Anyway why would we need another defender when we could always get Remco out of the drawer he is hidden in to cover if short!!!!!
11/10/2009 19:01:00
Caution Owen. The scottish team is very poor.
Grimsby Claret
11/10/2009 20:04:00
Like Vin i've heard from our celtic friends they would gladly would drive him to the Turf. another one said it would be payback for giving us Mo Camara lol.
11/10/2009 20:39:00
Celtic taking Mo was comedy. He was only just a good enough left back for Burnley!
11/10/2009 21:11:00
I reckon they would have had a better chance converting Mo into a midfielder/winger. He often got up there, his main problem being he couldn't get back into defence quick enough on their counter attack.
12/10/2009 09:55:00
I can remember Richard and Vince Overson but have any other sets of brothers played for The Clarets ? David Miller and Derek Scott doesn't count !
12/10/2009 12:26:00
Not played together but both the late Walter Joyce and his son,Warren played for the Clarets. Some think also Stan & Ray Ternent were related but apparantly not
12/10/2009 12:30:00
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