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Rumour Mill-Chris McCann-ary?

The Canaries are thought to have an interest in bringing Burnley captain,Chris McCann to Carrow Road.

It is reported in the local press that Norwich have been considering a bid for McCann since Chris Hughton replaced Paul Lambert as manager last month.

Burnley though have denied any approach from the Premier League club and have made the standard statement that they dont have to sell any more players following the departure of Jay Rodriguez to Southampton.

The problem for Burnley though is that McCann is now in the final year of his current contract.

Last summer, McCann signed a new deal initially for one year with an option for a further 12 months and the club took up that option in May this year.

However it still means the club could be tempted to cash in now rather than risk losing the player next summer on a Bosman.

With Jason Shackell now on board, a proven captain for Derby County, Chris McCann's departure may not be viewed as critical and he failed to ignite the crowd last season often coming under criticism.

So what are your views? Vote in our McCann poll and give your reasons below this article.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday July 9 2012
Time: 11:16AM

Comments

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I don't think now to be honest that losing McCann would be a big deal providing we brought in a midfielder or three to replace him. Guess we got to cash in now whilst we can!
turfmanphil
09/07/2012 11:22:00
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Is the Club bothered about keeping McCann at the Club, if they want to keep McCann at the Club i hope they are in talks with him regarding a new contract, or is it removing another big wage from the payroll. This could be a big worry letting a player like McCann go.
Fedupclaret
09/07/2012 12:02:00
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Fedup - What would be your main worry about letting McCann go?
Claretdale
09/07/2012 12:45:00
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I'd like to see how he gets on without the armband. He was once an exciting prospect.
marjory blenkinsop
09/07/2012 12:54:00
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Tend to agree with MB, providing McCann wasn't going to chuck an hissy fit, I'd give Shackell the armband and see if the McCann of old returns on the pitch. If not we could always let him go in Jan and get a bit of money for him [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
09/07/2012 13:24:00
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Prior to last season McCann had spend an awfull long time out through injury , this must have affected him and it would take a long while to regain his form of old , i'd think next season will tell us if he is going to regain that level of performance ?
Bernie Lee
09/07/2012 14:14:00
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I couldn't make my mind up whether his performance dropped because of the responsibility of being captain and/or whether he was a little wary of going into the tackle because of the injuries of the past. You might be right though BL it might simply be the injury and long lay-off per se.
turfmanphil
09/07/2012 14:21:00
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dale think he is still a quality player even though he had a average season last year, agree about taking the armband of him. If we replaced him with two or three signing in midfield might not be such an issue. I thought we were short in the midfield dept last year so we need to increase not sell players.
Fedupclaret
09/07/2012 14:25:00
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sorry, armband off him
Fedupclaret
09/07/2012 14:28:00
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I wouldnt blame his performances on the armband , but if his performance level dipped due to the pressure of the captaincy , then for me that's bad management for not relieving him of that duty .
Bernie Lee
09/07/2012 14:30:00
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