Clarets fail in Riordan bid
Burnley boss Owen Coyle will look elsewhere for new signings after having a bid for Derek Riordan rejected.
Last Updated: 21/01/08 10:17am
Burnley boss Owen Coyle will look elsewhere for new signings after having a bid for Celtic forward Derek Riordan rejected.
Coyle is looking to add to his squad after the sale of Andy Gray to Charlton Athletic and had been strongly linked with a move for Riordan.
The Scotland cap has struggled to establish himself as a regular at Celtic and has been mooted for a January departure.
Reports suggest Burnley offered in the region of £400,000 for the attacker, but Coyle has confirmed his bid was turned down.
He told the Daily Record: "We made a bid for Riordan, it was turned down and that's that."
The Clarets manager will now turn his attention to other targets, including Ipswich's Alan Lee, as he aims to strengthen his squad.
He added: "I'm looking at three or four different players at this moment in time.
"It's no secret we need one or two players to increase the squad, but we will try to be selective and make sure it is the right player for this football club."