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  • Chris Wood has ruled himself out of Leeds' game at Sunderland as a move to Burnley appears to draw closer, saying: "I do not feel it is right that I play." The New Zealand striker, who scored 30 goals last season, has been the subject of three bids from the Premier League side this summer. It has been reported that the third has been accepted by Leeds and progress appears to have been made after Wood ruled himself out of the evening kick-off at the Stadium of Light."Due to strong interest from a Premier League team, the ongoing discussions with the club, and given it has always been my ambition to play at the highest level, I don't feel it is right that I play today," he wrote on Twitter."I wish the team all the best and hope the lads can pick up the 3 points."Leeds signed Wood from Leicester in the summer of 2015 for a fee believed to be £3million. They could get that back by up to 500 per cent with Burnley's third bid said to be worth north of £15m.Wood has bee..

    Wood excuses himself from Leeds duty as Burnley move draws closer

    Chris Wood has ruled himself out of Leeds' game at Sunderland as a move to Burnley appears to draw closer, saying: "I do not feel it is right that I play." The New Zealand striker, who scored 30 goals last season, has been the subject of three bids from the Premier League side this summer. It has been reported that the third has been accepted by Leeds and progress appears to have been made after Wood ruled himself out of the evening kick-off at the Stadium of Light."Due to strong interest from a Premier League team, the ongoing discussions with the club, and given it has always been my ambition to play at the highest level, I don't feel it is right that I play today," he wrote on Twitter."I wish the team all the best and hope the lads can pick up the 3 points."Leeds signed Wood from Leicester in the summer of 2015 for a fee believed to be £3million. They could get that back by up to 500 per cent with Burnley's third bid said to be worth north of £15m.Wood has bee..
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  • Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored to earn West Brom another 1-0 win before being sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo at Burnley. The Wales international held off two Clarets defenders to net in the 71st minute, but he was then dismissed seven minutes from time when he caught Matt Lowton in the head with his elbow as the Burnley full-back headed clear. However, it did not cost the Baggies, again missing Manchester City target Jonny Evans, against a wasteful Clarets team who showed why Leeds striker Chris Wood's seemingly inevitable arrival is so important. Though there was once more no Evans in West Brom's team due to injury, Gareth Barry made his Baggies debut and his 629th Premier League appearance, just three shy of Ryan Giggs' all-time record.He has joined a team known for their expertise at set-pieces and the first real opening they carved out came from a Chris Brunt corner that was mis-hit by an unmarked Jay Rodriguez at the near post.West Brom's style ..

    Robson-Kanu scores winner and is sent off as Baggies beat Burnley

    Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored to earn West Brom another 1-0 win before being sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo at Burnley. The Wales international held off two Clarets defenders to net in the 71st minute, but he was then dismissed seven minutes from time when he caught Matt Lowton in the head with his elbow as the Burnley full-back headed clear. However, it did not cost the Baggies, again missing Manchester City target Jonny Evans, against a wasteful Clarets team who showed why Leeds striker Chris Wood's seemingly inevitable arrival is so important. Though there was once more no Evans in West Brom's team due to injury, Gareth Barry made his Baggies debut and his 629th Premier League appearance, just three shy of Ryan Giggs' all-time record.He has joined a team known for their expertise at set-pieces and the first real opening they carved out came from a Chris Brunt corner that was mis-hit by an unmarked Jay Rodriguez at the near post.West Brom's style ..
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  • Burnley defender James Tarkowski aims to emulate Michael KeaneJames Tarkowski watched Michael Keane develop into a B#30million England international at Burnley - and now he wants to follow in his footsteps.Keane's form at Turf Moor last season, which saw him earn international recognition and a summer switch to Everton, restricted Tarkowski to just cameos from the bench in the Premier League until he started the final four games of the season.Tarkowski has had to bide his time since signing from Brentford in early 2016 but he was always seen as the man to fill Keane's void were he ever to depart, and the fact Sean Dyche is yet to sign a direct replacement in this window illustrates the belief in him around Turf Moor.And Ben Mee's new central-defensive partner hopes he can blossom in Lancashire in the same manner Keane did after he signed from Manchester United, initially on loan, three years ago."Looking at Keano's path and how he's done since coming to th..

    Burnley V West Brom at Turf Moor : Match Preview

    Burnley defender James Tarkowski aims to emulate Michael KeaneJames Tarkowski watched Michael Keane develop into a B#30million England international at Burnley - and now he wants to follow in his footsteps.Keane's form at Turf Moor last season, which saw him earn international recognition and a summer switch to Everton, restricted Tarkowski to just cameos from the bench in the Premier League until he started the final four games of the season.Tarkowski has had to bide his time since signing from Brentford in early 2016 but he was always seen as the man to fill Keane's void were he ever to depart, and the fact Sean Dyche is yet to sign a direct replacement in this window illustrates the belief in him around Turf Moor.And Ben Mee's new central-defensive partner hopes he can blossom in Lancashire in the same manner Keane did after he signed from Manchester United, initially on loan, three years ago."Looking at Keano's path and how he's done since coming to th..
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  • Leeds have offered Chris Wood a three-year contract extension in a bid to keep the New Zealand striker at Elland Road, Press Association Sport understands.The prolific forward hit 30 goals in all competitions for Leeds last year, leading to strong interest from a host of suitors.Leeds are thought to have already rejected two bids from Burnley for the 25-year-old, and will now hope their new offer will be enough to retain his services.Burnley boss Sean Dyche has identified Wood as the ideal replacement for Andre Gray, who joined Watford for £18million.But now Elland Road bosses are intent on snubbing any further bids, with this new deal designed to keep their star asset tied down until 2020.Wood struck 27 goals in 44 Championship appearances last term and is already off the mark in the new campaign, having found the net in the 3-2 win over Bolton.Leeds have already secured new deals for midfielder Eunan O'Kane and defenders Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper. Source: PA ..

    Leeds keen to tie Chris Wood down to long-term deal amid Burnley interest

    Leeds have offered Chris Wood a three-year contract extension in a bid to keep the New Zealand striker at Elland Road, Press Association Sport understands.The prolific forward hit 30 goals in all competitions for Leeds last year, leading to strong interest from a host of suitors.Leeds are thought to have already rejected two bids from Burnley for the 25-year-old, and will now hope their new offer will be enough to retain his services.Burnley boss Sean Dyche has identified Wood as the ideal replacement for Andre Gray, who joined Watford for £18million.But now Elland Road bosses are intent on snubbing any further bids, with this new deal designed to keep their star asset tied down until 2020.Wood struck 27 goals in 44 Championship appearances last term and is already off the mark in the new campaign, having found the net in the 3-2 win over Bolton.Leeds have already secured new deals for midfielder Eunan O'Kane and defenders Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper. Source: PA ..
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  • Closing the transfer window before the Premier League season begins would be beneficial to managers, teams and fans alike, according to Burnley boss Sean Dyche.The prospect of player trading ceasing prior to a ball being kicked is expected to be discussed at a shareholders' board meeting next month, with a number of managers recently expressing their frustration at deals continuing to drag on well into the campaign.Dyche is among those supporting an earlier cut-off point because he feels the market can scupper early-season plans and detract from the games themselves. "I think the window will change days," Dyche said. "Whether it's in January or at the beginning of the season, you want to get on and be doing your work. "You don't want to start the season and lose three of your players when you're three games into the season. That could be really hard to take, and that happens. "We've had that when we lost Charlie Austin at the start of a season, we had ..

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche backs transfer window changes

    Closing the transfer window before the Premier League season begins would be beneficial to managers, teams and fans alike, according to Burnley boss Sean Dyche.The prospect of player trading ceasing prior to a ball being kicked is expected to be discussed at a shareholders' board meeting next month, with a number of managers recently expressing their frustration at deals continuing to drag on well into the campaign.Dyche is among those supporting an earlier cut-off point because he feels the market can scupper early-season plans and detract from the games themselves. "I think the window will change days," Dyche said. "Whether it's in January or at the beginning of the season, you want to get on and be doing your work. "You don't want to start the season and lose three of your players when you're three games into the season. That could be really hard to take, and that happens. "We've had that when we lost Charlie Austin at the start of a season, we had ..
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  • Sean Dyche does not fear being priced out of deals as he looks to add to his Burnley squad before the end of the transfer window.Having so far been rebuffed in attempts to sign Hull midfielder Sam Clucas and, reportedly, Leeds striker Chris Wood, the Clarets must consider whether to increase their bids in a market where fees continue to rise.There is money in the Turf Moor pot after the sales of Michael Keane and Andre Gray for a combined figure of nearly £50million, but Burnley's more modest budget compared to some of their top-flight rivals means they cannot simply throw cash at clubs for replacements.However, when asked if Burnley were being priced out of the current market, Dyche replied: "Not necessarily. Certain situations are beyond our capabilities, we know that, so we tend to focus on the ones that are within our capabilities and see if we can get them done."There's a structure at the club that although it's hard to manage sometimes, it's probably appro..

    Burnley won’t be priced out of current market – Sean Dyche

    Sean Dyche does not fear being priced out of deals as he looks to add to his Burnley squad before the end of the transfer window.Having so far been rebuffed in attempts to sign Hull midfielder Sam Clucas and, reportedly, Leeds striker Chris Wood, the Clarets must consider whether to increase their bids in a market where fees continue to rise.There is money in the Turf Moor pot after the sales of Michael Keane and Andre Gray for a combined figure of nearly £50million, but Burnley's more modest budget compared to some of their top-flight rivals means they cannot simply throw cash at clubs for replacements.However, when asked if Burnley were being priced out of the current market, Dyche replied: "Not necessarily. Certain situations are beyond our capabilities, we know that, so we tend to focus on the ones that are within our capabilities and see if we can get them done."There's a structure at the club that although it's hard to manage sometimes, it's probably appro..
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  • Burnley will pay for coach travel for all away fans at next week's east Lancashire derby against Blackburn.The fierce rivals have been drawn against each other in the Carabao Cup second round, with the Premier League Clarets heading to Ewood Park next Wednesday.Burnley have been allocated 5,000 tickets for the match, the first meeting of the neighbouring sides since March 2016.A club statement read: "Coach travel to this fixture is compulsory for all visiting fans. Burnley Football Club will pay for the coaching of all supporters to the game, either from Turf Moor or via Supporters' Clubs. "Burnley Football Club respectfully asks all supporters to conduct themselves responsibly. Stewards and Police will be available at coach departure points and within the stadium for assistance and for any queries." Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Burnley make payment pledge to travelling fans for derby showdown

    Burnley will pay for coach travel for all away fans at next week's east Lancashire derby against Blackburn.The fierce rivals have been drawn against each other in the Carabao Cup second round, with the Premier League Clarets heading to Ewood Park next Wednesday.Burnley have been allocated 5,000 tickets for the match, the first meeting of the neighbouring sides since March 2016.A club statement read: "Coach travel to this fixture is compulsory for all visiting fans. Burnley Football Club will pay for the coaching of all supporters to the game, either from Turf Moor or via Supporters' Clubs. "Burnley Football Club respectfully asks all supporters to conduct themselves responsibly. Stewards and Police will be available at coach departure points and within the stadium for assistance and for any queries." Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Hull have rejected an improved £10million offer from Premier League side Burnley for midfielder Sam Clucas.The Tigers, determined to keep hold of Clucas after the departure of seven key players already this summer, were reported to have turned down an initial bid for the 26-year-old last week.A Hull spokesman confirmed to Press Association Sport that Burnley's latest approach had been rebuffed.Clucas, a shining light for the Tigers last season as he played in all but one of their Premier League matches, had previously been linked with West Brom, who now appear set to sign Gareth Barry from Everton.Tigers head coach Leonid Slutsky, appointed in June, is desperate to strengthen in his bid to guide the club straight back to the top flight.The squad the Russian inherited has been depleted by the summer departures of defenders Curtis Davies, Harry Maguire, Josh Tymon and Andy Robertson, goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, plus midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Ahmed Elmohamady.Should Cluca..

    Hull reject second bid from Burnley for midfielder Sam Clucas

    Hull have rejected an improved £10million offer from Premier League side Burnley for midfielder Sam Clucas.The Tigers, determined to keep hold of Clucas after the departure of seven key players already this summer, were reported to have turned down an initial bid for the 26-year-old last week.A Hull spokesman confirmed to Press Association Sport that Burnley's latest approach had been rebuffed.Clucas, a shining light for the Tigers last season as he played in all but one of their Premier League matches, had previously been linked with West Brom, who now appear set to sign Gareth Barry from Everton.Tigers head coach Leonid Slutsky, appointed in June, is desperate to strengthen in his bid to guide the club straight back to the top flight.The squad the Russian inherited has been depleted by the summer departures of defenders Curtis Davies, Harry Maguire, Josh Tymon and Andy Robertson, goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, plus midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Ahmed Elmohamady.Should Cluca..
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  • Sean Dyche feels Burnley's Belgian playmaker Steven Defour is fitter and more equipped for life in the Premier League after a full pre-season with the club. Twelve months ago the Clarets seemed to have pulled off a significant coup when they signed Defour, who was once admired by Manchester United, from Anderlecht upon their return to the top flight.However, despite showing glimpses of his quality, Defour only made 16 Premier League starts, only one of which came after January, when the midfielder had offered no guarantees about his long-term future at Turf Moor.The 29-year-old Belgium international has remained in Lancashire, though, and on Saturday he starred in a shock 3-2 win over champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.In quotes published in the Lancashire Telegraph, Dyche said after the win: "There's no guarantees but he looks like he's fitter, he's adapted better, he understands the tempo of the game better and that it's physically demanding, particular..

    Sean Dyche backs Steven Defour to shine for Burnley after full pre-season

    Sean Dyche feels Burnley's Belgian playmaker Steven Defour is fitter and more equipped for life in the Premier League after a full pre-season with the club. Twelve months ago the Clarets seemed to have pulled off a significant coup when they signed Defour, who was once admired by Manchester United, from Anderlecht upon their return to the top flight.However, despite showing glimpses of his quality, Defour only made 16 Premier League starts, only one of which came after January, when the midfielder had offered no guarantees about his long-term future at Turf Moor.The 29-year-old Belgium international has remained in Lancashire, though, and on Saturday he starred in a shock 3-2 win over champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.In quotes published in the Lancashire Telegraph, Dyche said after the win: "There's no guarantees but he looks like he's fitter, he's adapted better, he understands the tempo of the game better and that it's physically demanding, particular..
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  • Antonio Conte admitted the "two faces" of Chelsea were evident after the Premier League champions were humbled 3-2 by Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Gary Cahill was sent off in the 14th minute by referee Craig Pawson for a high lunge at Steven Defour and Burnley responded by powering into a 3-0 lead with two goals from Sam Vokes and a Stephen Ward strike.Chelsea fought back through Alvaro Morata and David Luiz, but Cesc Fabregas' dismissal for two bookable offences disrupted their momentum in a second-half they dominated."The red card was a key moment. After that we lost our composure and conceded three goals," Conte said."We have to improve a lot on this aspect because there was the rest of the game to try to do our best. We must have the right experience to face this situation."Instead we conceded three goals and in the second half it was very difficult to change the final result despite the great commitment, will and desire of my players."I'm very proud of my players, b..

    Antonio Conte sees ‘two faces’ of Chelsea as champions are beaten by Burnley

    Antonio Conte admitted the "two faces" of Chelsea were evident after the Premier League champions were humbled 3-2 by Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Gary Cahill was sent off in the 14th minute by referee Craig Pawson for a high lunge at Steven Defour and Burnley responded by powering into a 3-0 lead with two goals from Sam Vokes and a Stephen Ward strike.Chelsea fought back through Alvaro Morata and David Luiz, but Cesc Fabregas' dismissal for two bookable offences disrupted their momentum in a second-half they dominated."The red card was a key moment. After that we lost our composure and conceded three goals," Conte said."We have to improve a lot on this aspect because there was the rest of the game to try to do our best. We must have the right experience to face this situation."Instead we conceded three goals and in the second half it was very difficult to change the final result despite the great commitment, will and desire of my players."I'm very proud of my players, b..
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