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Burnley have offered 3 million for Nugent?

The Chief Executive Officer at Portsmouth, Peter Storrie is reported in the media saying Burnley have made a 3 million bid for David Nugent to make his loan deal permanent.

It would appear Burnley also have an automatic agreement in place as part of the original loan contract to be able to automatically extend the loan. Both the club and David Nugent himself are believed to prefer the loan option at this stage with the former Bury and Preston striker wanting to make a decision on his future in the summer.

Portsmouth though are of course in dire financial trouble and would be tempted to sell the player in the January window to ease their debts. A number of clubs are believed to be interested.

Storrie told Soccernet on Sunday: 'Burnley will either extend the loan or buy him, they have now made an offer to make the loan permanent.'

3 million could be an attractive offer to Pompey despite this being only half the amout they paid Preston North End for his services in the summer of 2007.

Soccernet also state that the 3 million has been accepted by the financially stricken club.It looks like talks between the two clubs over the next 24 hours or so will now revolve around deciding whether a loan or permanent deal is the way to go. Nugent's current loan contract is due to expire on Tuesday 26th January but it has already been confirmed that he will be eligible to play in the crucial match against Bolton at the Reebok on Tuesday night

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 25 2010

Time: 8:48AM

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That seems a bit high to me.
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25/01/2010 08:51:00

Just wonder if we buy him permanently what they have agreed salary wise. Interesting development though, the club definitely seem to want to keep him come what may.
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25/01/2010 08:53:00

There is some internet gossip around that the 3m might have been the figure quoted as an option to buy in the original loan contract
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25/01/2010 08:56:00

lets se what Nimani can do go for tudgay & if we have offered Portsmouth 3million for nugent they and he is very lucky. because on present form he canr hit a barn door at 3 feet
Albmaleaf claret
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25/01/2010 09:04:00

That does seem rather a lot of money. On current form is simply not worth it. I say give Pats a chance now he is back, with A N other. Basically two up front! Two wingers, One attacking midfielder one holding midfielder and 4 defenders. Doesn't that sound exciting!
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25/01/2010 10:12:00

Thats a good idea we have to firstly get the middle of the deffence solid & look to Clone Mears so he can play both at right back & left back. people keep talking about when Steven Caldwell returns i like caldwell he isa work horse but in the premiership he can not cope
Albmaleaf claret
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25/01/2010 10:29:00

30 is too much for the man....But please take him anyway, and if you don't, no doubt his boyfriend at Bolton will come calling for him again!
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25/01/2010 10:58:00

I like stuarsclaret's idea.
Brompton Claret
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25/01/2010 11:57:00

I don't think we have enough presence in the middle playing just two in there. Pretty much all of our best and most successful over the past season and a half has come with more of a 4-5-1 turning to 4-3-3 formation when we attack. Not playing 4-4-2 doesn't mean we're any less attacking. I'd play Nugent up top with Fletcher (left), Eagles (right) and McCann, Alexander and McDonald in the middle with Wade dropping to the bench.
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25/01/2010 12:07:00

Fletcher left Matt - Do you not think Fletch has been much more impressive since his move to a central role? I do agree with you though about the formation. I would have Fletch in the central role with Eagles on one wing and Wade/Pato on the other ( this may also suit the new French lad?). Centre of the park as you say.
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25/01/2010 12:11:00

CC I agree with your selection, Nugent must be willing to take a pay cut, and give his heart and soul to the club.
Grimsby Claret
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25/01/2010 12:42:00

Take him... it's not form... it's something more permanent
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25/01/2010 12:59:00

Grimsby Claret do you think thats possible for Nugent to give his heart and soul to Burnley for a pay cut.? Me and you have Claret & blue with passion At 16 31 years ago i had a livwepool & Blackpool scout wach me Burnley had offered me 1 a week i would have playey for then and given everything
Albmaleaf claret
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25/01/2010 13:03:00

Heart & soul to the club? I'm an Evertonian (from Burnley) and I'm rather tired of him bleating on about wanting to join his boyhood Blues.
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25/01/2010 13:35:00

Not a bad game plan cc, Im hoping that Nimani will add a powerful height threat into the mix, much like Crouch does, with Nugent , Fletcher or Paterson pouncing on any loose balls in and around the box. Add on an in-form Robbie Blake . . . . . . .
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25/01/2010 14:57:00

Seems a bit steep to me he would have to hike down his wages somewhat.
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25/01/2010 16:42:00

What the hell does Daily Mail mean by this statement-Portsmouth striker David Nugent is unavailable for the Premier League clash with West Ham at Fratton Park, despite returning to training with the south coast club? Returned to training????
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25/01/2010 18:11:00

does anyone even know what his wages would be? and as for waiting untill the summer to sign on permanetly he is obviously waiting to see if we stay up this season so dump ,him now he will only jump ship anyway IF we do go back down give patto a chance he cant do any worse at the mo at least he can put a shot on target!!!!
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25/01/2010 18:13:00

I assume Burnley will continue to refuse to break their salary cap SC for risk of upsetting the others. Its a pretty grim 15k/week. Maybe if we stayed a Prem League club, BFC might revise that figure upwards but who knows and if we go down I cant see Nugent staying anyway
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25/01/2010 18:19:00

Lets firstly look a why players think they should get such high wages. lets Get rid of some of their agents so that clubs can realisticly assess what players are realy worth per week. at the moment on Nugents form and goal Ratio and First team starts 5 - 7 thousand pounds a week max. Compared that to Alexander who works his backside off every week and is worth every penny
Albmaleaf claret
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25/01/2010 18:46:00

he will only come on loan in case you go down then he would be off to Bolton thats if they stay up
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25/01/2010 20:07:00

I wonder if he'll qualify for income support if he signs for us ?
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25/01/2010 20:44:00

It is an extremely attractive offer, not only for a debt ridden club, but anyone, forgive us if we rip your chairmans hand off in haste with the 3 million quid!
Super Bock 1898
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