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Rumour Mill- Barry Robson

The Clarets have been linked in both the national and local press with moves for Dundee United midfielder Barry Robson and Celtic striker Derek Riordan. Vital Burnley reported the Riordan rumour a couple of weeks ago but recent speculation has also identified Robson as a possible target.

The 29 year old, Scottish International started his professional career with Rangers but failed to make an appearance in his two years at Ibrox (1995-97). He made his name with Inverness Caledonian Thistle before signing for Dundee United in July 2005 for 50,000. The midfielder also has the knack of scoring goals and has been captain of the Dundee club.Last season he was the League's top scoring midfielder with a ratio of 1 in less than 3 games.

Robson received his first Scottish International cap when selected for the friendly against South Africa, making his debut as a second-half substitute

The gaffer, Owen Coyle has however played down speculation concerning both these players ahead of the January transfer window opening in a few days time

'Particularly in Scotland there's been speculation, and, to be fair, they are players I've worked with as a coach with Dundee United,' he said.

'But I have not spoken to any other manager or representative.

'Yes, as a staff, we have (talked about players), but I certainly haven't made any inroads into pursuing anybody, and that's where we are.'

It had been reported by Sky Sports that we were about to fork out 750,000 for the player with Wolves, Celtic, Rangers and Hearts also interested. Dundee United manager Craig Levein also has insisted that no offers have been received for the midfielder.

"I know absolutely nothing about this because we've had no contact and it is not something I am going to spend much time on," he said in the Daily Record.

"If something happened, there would be plenty of time for discussion and one thing I am sure of is that it will not bother Barry because he's heard it all before."

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Date:Friday December 21 2007

Time: 1:22PM

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Make of that what you will! makes you wonder where the 750k figure came from
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21/12/2007 19:05:00

A little bit more information based on a media article: Robson has been been linked with a 1.25m move to Celtic, while there has also been reported interest from Burnley and Leicester City. "We have a valuation of Barry," said Thompson, who denied there was a clause in the player's contract allowing Robson to leave for less than 1m. "But it is a lot higher than the figures being bandied about in the media. "People might say that he is getting on a bit, but he is very, very fit and has years to go in his career. "He is our captain, was instrumental in our good start to the season until injury and suspension disrupted that and has the kind of ability from free-kicks that is difficult to find."
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31/12/2007 11:18:00

Birmingham, Burnley and Nottingham Forest have all made enquiries about Dundee United captain Barry Robson, BBC Sport understands. (11th Jan 2008) Newspaper reports have also linked the 29-year-old midfielder with Celtic.
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