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Burnley Rumours-Kayode Odejayi

The Clarets are believed to be in the hunt for Cheltenham Town striker Kayode Odejayi according to the Lancashire Telegraph today.

Kayode is 25-year-old and actually a cousin of Ade Akinbiyi!

The rumour goes, according to local sources in Gloucestershire that he is soon to hold transfer talks with a mystery Championship club with a six-figure fee being banded about

The Clarets not surprisingly have refused to comment on the speculation and are remaining tight lipped. Cheltenham though will of course not be any strangers to Steve Cotterill and the links with the club are presumably still quite strong. Only Michael Duff to date though has caught the eye of Steve Cotterill enough to have been brought to the Turf by the former Cheltenham manager.

So what do we know about Kayode?

The former Forest Green player joined Cheltenham for only 5000 four seasons ago

Odejayi has had an impressive season at Whaddon Road in 2006/7. He managed to score 15 goals ensuring Cheltenham avoided relegation into League Two.

Although he is officially contracted for another year at Cheltenham, it is understood the bid has triggered a clause in Odejayi's contract which says it will have to be accepted by his club.

The Nigerian-born forward is therefore free to speak to whatever club(s) is involved.

Darren Long,Odejayi's agent confirmed that he would be speaking to the mystery club over the next few days and is quoted as saying the following.

'I would prefer not to name the club, but Kay knows about the bid and will be speaking to the club,.

'But Kayode enjoys playing for Cheltenham and has a lot of respect for the club and especially (manager) John Ward.

'It is very early days with this matter and I do not think anything will happen for a while.

'This has come as a shock to him, and has come completely out of the blue. He is still taking it in at the moment.'

Long went on to say: 'He attracts a lot of attention, and he has come on leaps and bounds in the past 18 months.

'He is a popular lad at Cheltenham and he has had a good season, but he feels he is capable of a lot more.'

Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker also confirmed the mystery offer and is quoted as saying:

'It is a substantial offer, of six figures, and would represent the highest figure Cheltenham have ever received for a player.

'We do not want to accept the offer, but it is such that if Kay really wanted to go we would have little option.

'He has another year on his contract, and we would like the chance to speak to him and try to keep him here.'

Very interesting times indeed and rather unusual that a local paper has picked up on this story almost suggesting some truth in the rumour!




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 21 2007

Time: 8:53PM

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Not to be, if it ever was rather than somebody making a boob confusing Burnley and Barnsley! He signed for the Tykes today: Barnsley sign Cheltenham striker Kayode Odejayi for 200,000 plus a sell-on clause.
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