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Rumour Mill- Burnley Luke to Chambers?

Rumour Mill- Burnley Luke to Chambers?

Could Burnley be considering a move for Nottingham Forest defender, Luke Chambers?

Forest websites and Twitter seem to be suggesting that Burnley have already sorted out a deal for the 6ft 1' 26 year old with some suggesting we have agreed a fee of £1.2 million plus two of our fringe players to lure him to Turf Moor.

Chambers started his professional career at Northampton Town having joined them as a youth in 2001. He eventually became captain under then Northampton manager Colin Calderwood.

Calderwood of course eventually became manager of Nottingham Forest and it was during his tenure there that he brought Chambers to the City Ground in January 2007 for an undisclosed fee.

He has since made over 180 appearances for the club and was made captain for the start of the 2011-12 season by former gaffer, Steve McClaren.

The Republic of Ireland National team are also thought to be watching his progress closely. Although born in Kettering, Chambers would qualify to play for the RoI through his Irish grandfather.

Although naturally a centre back, Chambers can also play at right back, so could be an attractive option for Eddie Howe's back four providing natural cover for Kieran Trippier.

Forest look likely to lose their centre back, Wes Morgan to Leicester so to let another centre back go could be a significant problem for under-pressure manager, Steve Cotterill. His side are already looking like relegation candidates with no money to spend and currently third from bottom four points clear of safety.

It is difficult to gauge if there is any substance in this rumour but if there is any last minute deal to be sorted out, it is interesting to note that Burnley play Forest at the City Ground on Tuesday night. That night just happens to be transfer deadline day so everybody will be in the right place at the right time to sort out the paperwork before 11pm!

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Date:Sunday January 29 2012
Time: 9:48AM


My senses tell me this is just idle gossip but it is an interesting one with the two sides playing each other on transfer deadline day. Could be a football first if we sign him whilst both parties are present in the same place!
29/01/2012 09:52:00
Interestingly Vital Forest fans refer to him as 'Captain Calamity' and reckon the responsibility has affected his play! One post also read- 'Chambers was by far and away our best player last season, I am certain that the captaincy is the reason for his drop in form. If I remember correctly we had a poll on here and Chambers was the fans choice as captain.'
29/01/2012 09:57:00
I'm warming the car up Phil in the hope this is true. I'll drive him to you for that price.
Kev Finnegan
29/01/2012 10:02:00
Well if we sign him on Tuesday night we can drive him back ourselves from your gaff on our team coach!! lol ;-)
29/01/2012 10:05:00
I Wouldn't mind come kind of swap deal involving Andre personally.
29/01/2012 11:42:00
Interesting thought, YC! Could Amougou be one of the two 'fringe' players possibly involved in a Chambers deal? At least Forest would still then have one experienced centre back to replace Chambers/Morgan
29/01/2012 11:50:00
Just been reminded too that Cotts had some interest in Amougou when Pompey gaffer last summer,did he not?
29/01/2012 12:07:00
Yes I believe he was mentioned as interested last summer. This rumour could have some truth then! Who would be the other fringe player?
29/01/2012 12:15:00
Only have to see what's coming from our manager and director to know there wont be any £1.2M deals going down ..... Just not happening folks
29/01/2012 12:37:00
Howe did say recently though he had a couple of irons in the fire but we don't have long to wait to find out. We must be in a sorry state if we cant find £1.2 million and a salary after all the players we have taken off the payroll including recently Cort and Eckersley
29/01/2012 12:49:00
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