Late Scottish bid comes to nothing

02 September 2010 10:36
On the surface it looked a very quite transfer deadline day at Burnley with no moves in and no moves out as the clock struck six to bring the window down and locked for permanent transfers until January. Kevin McDonald - one of four players who could have been the loan targetWe heard about the attempts by Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill to wrestle one of our players out of Turf Moor and down to Fratton Park in an exchange deal for David Nugent. That was the day before, and we weren't interested. Given Cotterill's ability in the transfer market it would have been a difficult deal. Anyone who can get £1.2 million for Wayne Thomas is a tough negotiator.So that was it, but of course not, because other countries had their windows open until midnight. Firstly, an offer came in from Galatasary for central defender Andre Bikey who has already played league football in both Spain and Russia.Despite the offer being described as substantial, we turned that one down and then a late move to take one of our players north of the border in a loan deal also failed to materialise.No details are available as yet, neither the name of the club nor the player. It is believed it is a player who has played previously in Scotland which would suggest one of Brian Easton, Alex MacDonald, Kevin McDonald and Jay Rodriguez. However, Brian Laws was not keen to let the player go.With the window now closed in both Turkey and Scotland, there is no chance of any further interest there until January.