Blues Linked With Loan Move for Burnley Striker as Ward Interest Intensifies
Wednesday, 11th Jan 2017 13:56
Town are reportedly interested in loaning 19-year-old Burnley striker Dan Agyei, who was recently on loan with Coventry City. Elsewhere, Rotherham are reported to have turned down three bids for Blues target Danny Ward.
According to the Daily Mirror, Clarets boss Sean Dyche has thwarted a loan move for Agyei but the Blues are said to remain keen.
Kingston-upon-Thames-born Agyei joined Burnley in 2015 having caught their eye while playing youth football with AFC Wimbledon.
The 6ft tall frontman is yet to make a senior appearance for the Clarets but in August joined the Sky Blues - then managed by former Blues skipper and coach Tony Mowbray - on loan. Agyei, who can also play on the left as well as a central striker, has now returned to his parent club.
While with Coventry Agyei scored five times in 15 starts and four substitute appearances.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that Rotherham have turned down three bids for Ward with the latest offer just under £2 million. If that report is correct then that would almost certainly rule Town out of the running.
In addition to the Blues, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby, Huddersfield and Wolves have all been mentioned in connection with the 26-year-old frontman.
Town continue to be linked with Dagenham and Redbridge striker Oliver Hawkins.
According to the Swindon Advertiser Swindon Town have had a six-figure bid turned down for the 24-year-old, the Blues having made a number of enquiries but no firm offer.
Elsewhere, Lincoln City fans crashed their website and were queuing from 4.45am this morning as they sought to secure tickets for next Tuesday's FA Cup replay against the Blues at Sincil Bank.
The Imps have now sold their allocation for the all-ticket match, which is being shown live on BBC One.
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|happybeingblue added 17:37 - Jan 11|
Hes not worth 2 million,why would they sell dont people think the Roth wanna stay up as well its just disappointing that it appears our scouting network is null and void , a midfielder in the magilton mould wow if only , he would be worth a few quid now
|GTRKing added 17:55 - Jan 11|
2 million for ward no thanks, he is worth 500k/1ml Rotherham wanna keep him so are upping the price...
19 year old loan player is a no go, can't even get a game/cut it at coventey...
We do need a striker tho (not loan player) will see how mick brings in..
Can't go a whole window without singing a player...
|itfcbam added 18:26 - Jan 11|
I ask some of you where does the money come from??We lose, before player sales, somewhere in the region of 6 million per season. Therefore there is no guarantee that the Murphy money is available. Also do you think Ward, Lawrence, Best all cost nothing??
|rugbytomc added 18:32 - Jan 11|
It is definitely just the opinion of the article writer that we would be out of the running and not a fact so let's just try and calm down until facts are known and just hope we can bring in a striker better than options we have now or different in terms of skill sets and let's also hope we stop giving away sloppy goals as they're killing us results confidence and optimism wise!
|timkatieadamitfc added 18:53 - Jan 11|
Here's an idea, why don't we play a very good championship striker in Freddie Sears in his proper position instead of wasting him on the wing or wing back.He is better than any player we have been linked with so far, wouldnt cost us a penny and would mean we could strengthen in areas where we REALLY need too(midfield). We do NOT need anymore defenders he just needs to play kenlock/Emmanuel regularly.
|Gcon added 19:29 - Jan 11|
Got to feel for MM.
He had a list of replacements pre-season, after Murphy was sold, and ME failed to sign them.
He has another list now and so far nothing.
You have to speculate to accumulate, Mr Evans - You know that.
If you can't afford to run a football club, you should never have bought one.
|karls_dad added 19:35 - Jan 11|
If my memory serves me correct did not MM say he was going to get his business done as soon as possible in the transfer window?
so eleven days in and nothing?
It was also stated that funds were going to be available? again that beggars the question of how much?
This Ward lad two million not enough? c,mon we are taking of a Rotheram player, a team thats nosediving to division 3!
Personally i doubt weill get anyone of quality, another loan or two or maybe another type like COKE/BEST, or another man made of glass like poor Jonny Williams
|Ipswichbusiness added 19:40 - Jan 11|
We have three frontline strikers (McG, Sears and Pitman) plus Best who is no more than squad padding and the youngsters. Definitely, we need a quality forward. However, it's a bit like buying a house; you can only acquire what someone is willing to sell and if the seller demands a silly price you either have to pay or walk away.
I suspect that the market will be much more to our liking in the summer. If someone good is on the market at a sensible price then all well and good. However, if not a loan signing might make sense (again on the right terms).
|muccletonjoe added 20:16 - Jan 11|
To say we spent 2 million on best williams etc as iamspartacus suggests is absolute pie in the sky. And anyone who believes it should remember that murphy was one of the highest earners at this club and we have not been paying him or williams whilst he was injured.
|Pencilpete added 20:34 - Jan 11|
I'm so excited about the prospect of a Burnley youth player on loan i think i may spontaneously combust at any given moment ......................
|TonyMowbray added 21:17 - Jan 11|
'If reports are true that modern day football money needs to be spent then Ipswich are definitely out of the running'.......yes that's right, Hudersfield, MK Dons and Accrington Stanley have outbid us. Is Matteo Sereni still our record signing? How depressing. Best go for the unknown 19 year old on loan then.
|wokingblue added 21:24 - Jan 11|
OMG some common sense at last. Thanks Spartacus
|NJGBlue added 21:38 - Jan 11|
"Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that Rotherham have turned down three bids for Ward with the latest offer just under £2 million. If that report is correct then that would almost certainly rule Town out of the running." What I find depressing about this is whats happened to the money we've received for Mings and Murphy? Surely even with the free's and loans, Pitman and Ward etc it can't all be gone. I don't want to be a club that goes out and spend millions and millions because there's lots of examples that doesn't work but I don't hold out much hope if we can't even bid 2 million. It shows a complete lack of ambition.
|Kirbmeister added 23:37 - Jan 11|
Why do so many on here have to cut and paste from the original article into their blogs. We can read.
|PJewellisaGod added 23:51 - Jan 11|
Why not play Ben Morris and give him some experience then? Our club is a laughing stock.
|PJewellisaGod added 23:53 - Jan 11|
And why did we just not keep a Varney if it was going to come to this?
|GTRKing added 07:35 - Jan 12|
Until you hear it from ITFC it's not true..,
We do need a good striker for a good price not paying over the odds for someone rubbish....
Thierry Ambrose At Man City could do well he is only 19 scores loads of goals (FM 17 & Fifa 17) cost Around 500k/1ml
|Razor added 11:11 - Jan 12|
I wonder if the club will follow up my tip about a Dutch striker who has got 18 goals in 20 games----would be a gamnle of course but at least we could buy him and it would be good to try something DIFFERENT!!
|Bluetone added 14:45 - Jan 12|
We will soon have enough links to start selling chains on Ebay.
|BillBlue added 13:15 - Jan 13|
Kirbmeister - for the same reason all people cut paste - to save a lot of writing!! Stupid question.
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