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Kilgallon Bid & Blades Willing to Sell(Updated)

Kilgallon Bid & Blades Willing to Sell(Updated)

Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon has turned down the chance to move to Burnley according to Sky Sports

Sky Sports understand that Burnley made an offer of £1.75million for the 25-year-old, which was accepted by the Yorkshire club.

Kilgallon was given permission to hold talks over a move to Turf Moor on Tuesday night, but he instead decided to reject the Clarets offer.

His contract was due to expire at the end of the season and his long term future at Bramall Lane had been in serious doubt. Blades manager, Kevin Blackwell seemed resigned to losing the former Leeds defender in the January window and had been talking about reinvesting the money they would get from his transfer. Newcastle in particular had been linked with the player but according to his agent last week Kilgallon is now content to play out the rest of the season for Sheffield United.

Clarets fans might now be wondering whether having Brian Laws around at the time would have made any difference in view of his former links with the City of Steel albeit with United's most bitter rivals.

Update-Thursday 14th January

According to the Mirror, Laws is now looking to sign centre half Matthew Kilgallon.

They believe the new Burnley gaffer could put in a big offer but is likely to be outbid by Everton who are also in the race to sign him either now or on a free next summer.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday January 13 2010
Time: 2:02PM

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Why is this club always seem to miss out at the moment?
turfmanphil
13/01/2010 14:05:00
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Would you move to a managerless club? I wonder who we might get now?
heathfieldclaret
13/01/2010 15:27:00
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Marcus Tudgay? ;-)
turfmanphil
13/01/2010 15:45:00
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No worries, we will do this our way, I like the thought of Laws and Grezza deciding who to go for. Grezza knows a lot of the Championship players! He will advise with a lot of insight I am sure. My glass is half full and I am sticking to it......
VinRogue
13/01/2010 17:16:00
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Are we still getting Kevin Long or is Coyle taking him straight to Bolton?
heathfieldclaret
13/01/2010 17:32:00
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Interesting - At that time we were managerless, who put the bid in, at the request of who? As for Wednesday - I would be surprised to see moves for the like of Grant and Beevers, maybe Tudgay also.
Claretdale
13/01/2010 17:46:00
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I am not sure how the agreement on Long was sorted out. I got the impression he couldn't complete the deal until this month because of the transfer window rules. Coyle looks like he has already stolen Holden and offered him a trial at the Reebok. Just hope we can stop the sod spoiling any more of our original targets eg Wilshere. I suppose Laws might now have a say on Long though?
turfmanphil
13/01/2010 17:55:00
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Wenger no doubt will see what changes at the Turf and speak with Laws. The Wilshire deal will be more about who he would be playing alongside...Kevin Davies or Chris Eagles, would he get a game at Notlob or not? I don't think Wenger will say no to BFC unless we no longer see a need for him given McCann returning and Pato.
VinRogue
13/01/2010 18:14:00
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Dale do you mean you wouldn't be surprised?
whentheballmoves
13/01/2010 19:32:00
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Either way, the ball will move.
Couch Potato
13/01/2010 19:37:00
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