Clarets take Lita fancy
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Bristol City chief executive Colin Sexstone has revealed that Championship club Burnley have enquired about striker Leroy Lita.
The 20-year-old has attracted plenty of interest after a successful campaign in front of goal for The Robins last term, having earned England Under-21 honours in the process.
Burnley's Championship rivals Reading have also been linked with the former Ashton Gate trainee, but Sexstone admitted that The Clarets made an informal approach for Lita, but that their offer was far from suitable for The Robins.
"They (Burnley) did approach us more than a month or so ago, but it didn't get to the formal stage," Sexstone told the Bristol Evening Post.
"What they did offer us informally was not worth looking at or taking seriously because we're not looking to sell him."
With City wanting to keep Lita, Robins boss Brian Tinnion is still hoping to land unsettled Torquay United striker Adebayo Akinfenwa.
The Gulls rejected City's initial offer for Akinfenwa, but Tinnion is still hoping to land the 23-year-old.
"We're still talking to Torquay about Akinfenwa," Tinnion said.
"He wants to come here and it's still a possibility we'll get him.
"If I can get him in, and another big centre-half, then I'll be happy."
Swansea City and Swindon Town have also shown their interest in the striker recently.