Clarets on trail of Scotland

20 June 2009 12:19
Burnley have made an approach to Swansea City to sign striker Jason Scotland. The Trinidad & Tobago international was the Championship club's 24-goal top scorer last season and the Clarets have tabled a bid in excess of £1million. However, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins claims the two clubs are poles apart when it comes to valuing the player. Scotland played under Clarets boss Owen Coyle at former club St Johnstone. "Burnley have made an approach for Jason Scotland, but our valuation for a player who has finished our top scorer for the last two seasons is miles apart," he told his club's official website. "We value Jason very highly. After all he has scored 53 goals in the last two seasons for us. "I think everyone in football is well aware that we do not need to sell anyone. "And we certainly won't let any player go for below what we think they are worth - whether that's Jason Scotland or anyone else for that matter."

Source: ESA