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The Weekly Rumour Mill-Dawson or Naw, Son?

The Weekly Rumour Mill-Dawson or Naw, Son?

The gossip this week revolved mainly around Burnley`s rumoured interest in West Brom defender, Craig Dawson and the Baggies rejection of a supposed bid. Reports from the Midlands suggested that the Baggies had rejected a bid from the Clarets believed to be in the region of £1 million. West Brom however are currently managerless following the departure of Pepe Mel and any decision on transfers could well await the appointment of a new gaffer. Clarets fans will be relieved to hear on that score though that Tim Sherwood is currently favourite to take over following speculation last week that Sean Dyche could be on the Baggies shortlist! The former Tottenham manager is understood to be happy with the terms offered for himself after being interviewed but is holding out for a better deal for his backroom staff including coaches Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand. Should Sherwood get the job it will be interesting to see whether he would like to retain Craig Dawson or not. The 24-year-old former England Under-21 international came into the reckoning more at the end of last season under Pepe Mel and finished up making 15 appearances in all competitions. Earlier in the season though, he was behind Diego Lugano, Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley in the pecking order and struggling to get into the first team. This is not the first time Burnley have reportedly shown an interest in the former Rochdale defender. Former gaffer, Eddie Howe was also keen to bring him to Turf Moor. Once again though it looked like Burnley`s plans had been thwarted by the Midlands club with local reports suggesting he was not for sale and that a second bid would be unwelcome. However, more recent speculation, this time in the Lancashire Telegraph suggests the battle to sign him is far from over. Burnley it would appear are expected to continue their attempts to sign the centre back with reports that he is keen to leave the Hawthorns having grown increasingly frustrated by the lack of games during his four years at the club. Dawson too may well be keen to return to his roots in the North West. He comes from Rochdale and played for Oswaldtwistle St Mary`s as a junior. Clarets head of recruitment Lee Darnbrough, who previously worked for West Brom may have a key role to play though and it would appear all is not yet lost although other clubs are also keeping an eye on developments including fellow promoted clubs Leicester and QPR and a whole host of Championship sides.

One player we have definitely lost out on is Hull striker, Matty Fryatt. Nottingham Forest signed Fryatt on a free transfer this week. Another player unlikely to be coming to Turf Moor is Wolves defender Richard Stearman The 26-year-old is out-of-contract at Molinuex this summer and contract talks appeared to have been delayed fuelling speculation he could be leaving the club with Celtic and Middlesbrough in addition to Burnley keeping an eye on developments. However according to Vital Wolves this week Richard Stearman is set to sign a new deal at the club.

Elsewhere there was speculation this week that Burnley were trying to scupper Wigan Athletics` attempt to keep attacking midfielder Nick Powell on loan from Manchester United next season. The Clarets are believed to be trying to lure the 20 year old England Under-21 international into a season-long agreement at Turf Moor instead of the DW Stadium. Powell was signed from Crewe Alexandra two seasons ago for £5m and is waiting to discover United`s plans in relation to his future when he returns for pre-season training at the start of July. It is thought though a loan to Premier League club rather than playing in the Championship again would be a step-up for the player.

Finally now here is a name that could cause a bit of tongue-twisting not to mention a few jovial puns! How would you like to see one Alfred Finnbogason playing for the Clarets? Who? You know Finnbogason who plays for SC Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie? No? Well the 25 year old Icelandic international has scored 59 goals in 71 appearances so perhaps we should all take note and hope the rumour is true!

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Date:Saturday June 14 2014
Time: 1:51PM


Interesting former Preston and Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine has been given the West Brom head coach job after talks with Tim Sherwood broke down
15/06/2014 12:14:00
why don't we get Alfred F ,,,,then what kind league is it thoe ? make a bid ,,,, Alan KEEPS helping us out !!!
17/06/2014 22:18:00
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