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