Coyle - No Gray sale
Burnley boss rules out move
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: January 8, 2008 3:58pm
Coyle: Wants to keep stars
Burnley boss Owen Coyle insists he does not want to sell striker Andy Gray.
Charlton have been linked with a bid for the former Sunderland forward, but Coyle is not interested in letting Gray leave Turf Moor.
"There is no bid from Charlton," he said.
"Andy Gray is a valuable member of the side and we're not encouraging any bids or offers for him.
"What's going to happen at this stage of the season is that there will be speculation about players at other clubs or your own players.
"But I'm looking to build a team, not dismantle one."
Meanwhile, Stanislav Varga has said that he would like to extend his stay at Burnley.
The experienced Slovak is on an initial one-month loan from Sunderland, but he admits he is already enjoying life in Lancashire.
"If the (Burnley) manager would like me to stay then that would be good. I already like it here," he said.
"I think they are a great bunch of lads and I think we showed if we win as many tackles as we did (against Arsenal), I think we're going to be all right in this division.
"I always like to play games and I think it's a great opportunity.
"I want to win as many games as I can and get Burnley up the table."