Laws closing on Nimani capture

21 January 2010 12:32

Burnley boss Brian Laws is confident of tying up a deal for French forward Frederic Nimani in the next 24 hours.

The Clarets are currently in talks with Monaco about taking the 21-year-old on loan until the end of the season. Nimani would become Laws' first signing since taking over at Turf Moor earlier this month and the manager confirmed that the transfer was almost complete.

"He is a player that we are talking to and we are hoping to try and do something over the next 24 hours," Laws said.

"We've had talks with (Monaco) and he's trained with us.

"The thing that is important is to get things right first before we start saying we have got this player or that player. But we are tapping into a lot of players and he's one of them.

"We are very confident that things can be worked out but, until everything is signed and sealed, that's as much as I can give."

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant is another name that has been linked with Burnley but Laws - who managed Grant at Hillsborough - insisted talk of a move for the player was nothing more than speculation for the time being.

"The majority will put two and two together because I've worked with him and he's a good goalkeeper," Laws said.

"Obviously people speculate and we can't stop that. He's quite clearly a very good goalkeeper and he's got a bright future ahead of him but there's certainly nothing in it at the moment."

Source: PA

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