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Rumour Mill-Will Burnley Be Boyd Up?

Rumour Mill-Will Burnley Be Boyd Up?

All the speculation suggests we are close to making our first permanent signing of the summer this week but Clarets fans have heard all this before from about May this year so will be treating all the rumours with a pinch of salt until someone actually signs.

Clarets fans though with be buoyed up (or is it Boyd up?-see below) by news that Eddie Howe is making positive noise about a signing or three this week:

"We are actively looking and hopefully we will be active early next week and bring some new players in, because we are very thin on the ground in terms of numbers," said Howe after Saturday's friendly 1-0 win over Sunderland.

"We have lost seven and brought two in, so hopefully we can add to the ins next week."

A lot of gossip surrounds Preston winger, Keith Treacy and rumours will just not go away. It could be that he is on his way in a player/cash deal with defender. Leon Cort going in the opposite dirction.

However, another name has been thrown into the pot tonight with Sky Sports stating they understand an unnamed club have made a bid for Peterborough United winger George Boyd.

Boyd,25 has been an influential performer for Posh over the past four-and-a-half years and was a target for Blackpool in the January transfer window. Boyd has also been linked with a move to Turf Moor in the past but obviously nothing ever happened in that respect.However it would appear that we now may have made a bid for the winger with a view to replacing Chris Eagles who finalised a move to Bolton,along with Tyrone Mears last week.

Sky Sports state in their media report:

'Peterborough director of football Barry Fry revealed at the end of last season the club would be prepared to let Boyd leave London Road for the right price.

The Posh's resolve now appears set to be tested after a bid was made for Boyd, with Burnley understood to be keen on the former Stevenage attacker'

Watch this space I guess!!

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Date:Sunday July 31 2011
Time: 7:15PM


Boyd would be an excellent signing in my opinion, remain to be convinced about Treacy although it would be a convenient way to get Cort off the books in a player/cash deal!!
31/07/2011 19:21:00
Remember us being linked with Boyd before he could be a useful addition, the Treacy rumours keep coming back although that could be wishful thinking of a way of getting rid of Cort? my brother-in-law the Preston fan doesn't rate Treacy he would obviously know better than me although he did play well when we won 4-3 against them.
31/07/2011 19:59:00
Treacy deal almost done now,he's discussing personal terms tomoz! Boyd interest looks suspect now
31/07/2011 20:02:00
Could someone tell me why we need yet another striker? At last count we have 4 already! Pato, Austin, JRod and McDonald. Do we really need another one?????
01/08/2011 10:42:00
Latest on Boyd from BBC Sport:Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed they have rejected an offer from an unnamed club for winger George Boyd. Stories appeared over the weekend linking Boyd, who is contracted until 2013, with a move to Burnley. Writing on social networking site Twitter, MacAnthony said: "We have turned down a bid but nothing new to be honest so not really a story. "No offer accepted and no bid even near my value." Posh are unlikely to want to part with Boyd having already lost last season's top scorer Craig Mackail-Smith to Brighton.
01/08/2011 16:20:00
Canada I can tell you why we need another striker real simple 3 are **** and one is good we need someone to play up with Jay
01/08/2011 18:59:00
OK, HC. ill take your word on the other 3. Jury is still out on Austin and McDonald. Never was quite sure whether or not Pato could be classed as a striker.
01/08/2011 22:53:00
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