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Jefferies Denies Clarets Bid for Driver

Hearts boss Jim Jefferies has stated that he is unaware of any bid for Andrew Driver by Burnley FC.

The Clarets were reported to have made an offer of 1.5milion for the England Under 21 international winger.

However it is understood that Hearts want over double that amount for the 22 year old. Vladimir Romanov is reported to have put a 4m price tag on their key player.

Jefferies told the Daily Record:

'Nobody has told me anything about a bid from Burnley for Andy or offers from any other clubs for that matter,'

'It may well be the case that an offer has been made, but it is news to me.

'I'm not saying that there has not been interest in the player because everybody can see that the lad is a great talent.

'Any offers for players will have to be discussed by the relevant football people including the manager.'

If we do want to sign him it looks like we could be facing competition from a number of other clubs, including some in the Premier League.

Even Chelsea yesterday were linked with Driver. The club were reported to have been in talks regarding an initial loan agreement for Driver, which would include the option of a subsequent 5m move.

Driver's contract at Hearts runs out in 2013 and he may be reluctant to move to England's double winners where competition for first-team football will be intense.

Chelsea's interest though if true says much about his reputation south of the Border.

The Sun though today states that the Chelsea link is wide of the mark although the paper believes Hearts would consider accepting a loan fee with a fixed option for a permanent deal, which could prove attractive to interested clubs

It is also understood that West Ham, Wigan Athletic, Middlesbrough and Holland's FC Twente have been in contact with Hearts as well about a possible move despite denials by Jefferies

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 9 2010

Time: 8:40AM

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Wont lose any sleep over this one with all the rumoured interest from Prem clubs
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09/06/2010 08:46:00

If I remember rightly Chelsea were interested in him last summer when we were looking at him? I agree he maybe beyond us now.
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09/06/2010 10:37:00

Gutted , we should throw 5M at Hearts , we are loaded after all yet we have no ambition , Clarets fans will be thinking we need to grow some balls , if cant afford Driver , everyone will be laughing at us , if it does'nt work out and we get relegated , we can sell him for a fortune !
Bernie Lee
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09/06/2010 10:55:00

Just cannot see Chelsea interested in someone like Driver, team full of internations they will be looking at world class player no disrespect to Driver.
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09/06/2010 12:22:00

Bernie we must meet up at some stage, your sense of humour is spot on, I could have posted that! I will be at Gawthorpe sometime mid to late July will send you an email when I know the dates for definite.
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09/06/2010 14:11:00

Since Vin and Bernie are talking dates... England play USA on Saturday. So get your predictions in and maybe win one of the prizes being offered by this site. Yes! Prizes! I am being serious! Real cash money prizes! Click on Vital Burnley Forums at the top of this page, then click on the 'World Cup and All That Jazz' forum. There's one thread in that forum which explains how the Prediction League will work. But I wouldn't worry too much about that, personally. Just click on the threads for each game in England's group, and post your prediction. Then visit the World Cup forum regularly, and whenever a new game goes up there, add your prediciton. Mine for the first game is England 2 USA 2. Disagree? Then be sure to get your prediction in place before KO! Otherwise, whatever happens to England, you might be a loser. So make your prediction now! You know it makes sense...
Couch Potato
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09/06/2010 16:58:00

Gawd another happy clappy day! My coffee must smell stronger
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09/06/2010 17:14:00

I prefer "happy clapping" to becoming a regular attendee at a paracetamol party ! Look forward to seeing you Vin !
Bernie Lee
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10/06/2010 12:02:00


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