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Rumour Mill-Will move go up in smoke for Mellis?

21 year old midfielder,Jacob Mellis is currently training with Burnley with a view to a permanent move according to media reports.

Mellis was recently sacked by Chelsea, for a bizarre incident in which he set off a smoke grenade at the club's Cobham training ground. The prank caused a full-scale evacuation of the training ground.

It may have been a joke to him but he wasn't laughing when Chelsea gave him the boot and terminated his contract!

The former England Under 19 international played for Burnley reserves against Morecambe last week and has continued to train with the club.

The Nottingham-born player started his football career as a trainee with Sheffield United, before joining Chelsea for 1m in June 2007

Mellis made just one appearance for Chelsea, coming on as a last minute substitute in the Champions League clash against Zilina in November 2010.

He has also had two spells out on loan during the time he was on the books at Stamford Bridge. He joined Southampton on a six month loan in August 2009 before signing for Barnsley on loan during the January 2011 transfer window. He left Oakwell to return to Stamford Bridge in May 2011 making 15 appearances for the Tykes and scoring two goals.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 21 2012

Time: 8:25AM

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Howe seems to like his 'bad boys'!! Daz Bentley was not giving anything away to Phil Bird on Sunday when asked about Mellis. basic line was trialists come and trialists go with the club rarely commenting on them.
turfmanphil
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21/03/2012 08:28:00

Thats how it should be in my opinion - Other people dont need to know what we are doing. Crack on behind the scenes and we can let people know what have done when it is.
Claretdale
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21/03/2012 08:56:00

Sky Sports saying 'Brighton & Hove Albion and Bristol City are understood to have shown an interest in Mellis, but Burnley are in pole position to agree a deal'
turfmanphil
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21/03/2012 12:06:00

tmp, Sky Sports is as much reliable as the weekly edition of Donald Duck :) IF Mellis should become a BFC-player, maybe we have a "new Cork" or a replacement for McCann?
nor-claret
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21/03/2012 17:30:00

He should be a decent player if he was on Chelsea's books, But I don't know anything about him.
Totally_Claret
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21/03/2012 18:56:00

He was bought from Sheffield for a fee believed to be in the region of 1million in 2007 apparently. Could be worth the risk if there isn't a fee to be paid to Chelski.
YorkshireClaret
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21/03/2012 19:50:00

 

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