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Rumour Mill-Robson Hood?

Barry Robson has been linked to Burnley and Celtic during the January transfer window and it could prove difficult for Dundee United to keep onto the midfielder.

There has now however been a further audacious bid from the Forest of Nottingham as they bid to steal from the rich and give to the poor.

Forest had what was described as a derisory offer (believed to be 300,000 ) previously dismissed out of hand by Dundee chairman Eddie Thompson last week.

Speaking to BBC Sport yesterday, Thomson said

'We have a seven-figure bid in for Barry from Nottingham Forest. The manager Craig Levein and I both have copies of the offer and will get together in the morning to go through it. We both want Barry to stay. We will do everything in our power to keep him, but sometimes these things are taken out of your hands.'

This situation is confirmed in the Daily Record this morning

Celtic of course would have the money to up their offer should they really want the player or have they now got more interest in poaching Kyle Lafferty?

Where do the Clarets now stand on the Robson issue, are they still interested and would they be willing to up their offer to a seven-figure one? Would they or could they do so from the money from a Lafferty deal if they sold to Celtic or Rangers for 2.5-4 million?

If either club come in with more, surely Robson himself would prefer to go to a SPC or Championship side rather than one in League One with no guarantee of promotion.

Barry Robson might also be tempted by the fact we are currently in 8th place only one point off the play-off positions and could help the club reach the Premier League and the top flight in British football

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 30 2008

Time: 10:07AM

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1 million is surely worth topping if Burnley still want this guy. Poor Barry Robson, what a come down to have to play in League One with Celtic and Burnley beckoning
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30/01/2008 10:16:00

It's madness, we should offer the same price and let him decide where he wants to go.
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30/01/2008 13:37:00

Good point, surely we can see the potential, even if the 1 million might be over the odds, if Forest can do it, dont see why we cant
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30/01/2008 14:49:00

Celtic are preparing a 1.25m bid for Dundee United skipper Barry Robson (various papers)
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31/01/2008 10:40:00


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