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Rumour Mill-The Weekend Weekly Update

The Clarets have still to sign their third player of the summer transfer window. So far we have only managed to sign midfielder Dean Marney and striker, Chris Iwelumo whilst of course seeing Steven Fletcher leave Turf Moor for Molineux.

There has been plenty of media speculation and things appear to be happening behind the scenes but with Brian Laws away on holiday until this weekend progress seems to have been slow.

One player though widely rumoured to become our third signing is Sheffield United striker, Billy Sharp.

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, the Clarets are expected to complete the signing of the 24 year old former Scunthorpe striker next week beating off competition from Doncaster and Leeds.

This is not the first time the LT have mentioned a signing was imminent however so we should maybe take this with a pinch of salt!

Burnley may have an advantage over the other clubs though since Sharp knows Laws from the time they were both at Scunthorpe.

Laws in fact signed the striker from Sheffield United for £100,000 in August 2005 following a loan spell at Rushden and Diamonds.

Sharp rejoined Sheffield United in July 2007 for a fee of around £2 million but despite scoring his first hat-trick in the opening home game of the 2008/09 campaign, the goals dried up again and he still could not establish himself as a regular in the Blades team.

He signed a season long loan with Doncaster Rovers on transfer deadline day in July 2009 and made an impression scoring 15 goals in 33 appearances.

Doncaster had been favourites to sign him on a permanent deal and at one stage Leeds United were reported to have beaten both Burnley and Doncaster to his signing but it looks like the Clarets are once more back in the driving seat.

It is thought the Clarets have bid around £1 million to sign the player.

Another player linked with a move to Turf Moor is our former loan midfielder from Aston Villa, Peter Whittingham. Now at Cardiff City, the 25 year old was reported to have been subject to a Clarets bid of £1.75 million.

Burnley's interest in the player has been confirmed this week but they will have to fork out far more than they have offered following the Bluebirds rejection of the bid. The ball is now back in Brian Laws' Court!

After all the excitement that we were about to sign Hearts winger, Andrew Driver last week this is another deal that appears to have hit the rocks. Depending on which paper you read, the Clarets had either doubled their original offer of £1.5 million or had not moved from their original bid. It would appear though that talks have stalled either way with local reports suggesting the Clarets had now moved on and were looking at alternatives.

One more striker reported to be Brian Laws radar is Bristol City's Nicky Maynard and there were reports this week that the Clarets have had a £3.75 million bid rejected by the Robins. A number of Premier League clubs were also reported to have entered the race to sign the hotshot striker including local rivals, Blackburn Rovers.

So all talk and no actual signings this week but with Brian Laws now back from holidays maybe we can expect things to happen in the next seven days! If anything does we will try and bring you the news first on Vital Burnley.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday June 20 2010
Time: 9:54AM

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Could be a busy week!!
turfmanphil
20/06/2010 10:00:00
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I hope Billy Sharp turns out good for you !
The-Iron-Man
20/06/2010 10:46:00
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By all accounts, Coventry and Derby also interested in Sharp
turfmanphil
21/06/2010 09:22:00
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