Clarets agree fee for Mears

24 June 2009 03:32
Burnley have had a bid accepted for Derby County defender Tyrone Mears. Mears, 26, spent least season on loan at Marseille following a controversial switch to France in August 2008. The former West Ham United and Preston North End right-back left Derby without the permission of then manager Paul Jewell and headed for a trial with Marseille before the two clubs subsequently reached an agreement over his future. However, Mears' season in France was largely a frustrating one as he made just four league appearances. He returned to Pride Park last month but Derby have now agreed to sell him to the Premier League new-boys for an undisclosed fee. "The two clubs have agreed a fee and talks with a view to making the transfer permanent will take place when the player and his representative return from holiday," confirmed Clarets boss Owen Coyle.

Source: ESA