Hearts reject Burnley Driver bid

29 June 2010 11:58
Hearts have turned down an improved offer from English Championship side Burnley for winger Andrew Driver.The Clarets, relegated from the Premier League last season, had a £1.5m offer for Driver rejected earlier in June. [LNB]Brian Laws' side have come back with a bid of £2.5m, potentially rising to £4m, but the Edinburgh club are holding out for £3.5m up front for the winger. [LNB]Driver was recently made available to play for Scotland following a change in international eligibility rules. [LNB]He signed a long-term deal under previous Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo in 2008 but has attracted interest from a number of clubs, with the Tynecastle club saying recently there had been "healthy interest" in the player.[LNB] MY SPORT: DEBATE Are Hearts right to hold out for more for Driver? Hearts have previously rejected a bid from Coventry City while Dutch champions Twente Enschede claim they had a £3m bid turned down. [LNB]He moved to Scotland from Oldham at the age of 11 and has become a first-team regular with the Edinburgh club, although a series of injuries restricted Driver to 14 appearances last season.

Source: BBC_Sport