Date: 21st January 2008 at 9:36am
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Clarets gaffer, Owen Coyle appears to have ended his interest in Celtic striker Derek Riordan according to the Sporting Life

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move South across the border in recent weeks but the club involved doesn’t look like it will now be the Clarets. It would appear the club failed in a reported £400,000 bid for the striker which came nowhere near the £1 million valuation put on the player by Buoys boss, Gordon Strachan

Speaking also to the Daily Record, Coyle said the following:

‘We made a bid for Riordan, it was turned down and that’s that.’

He went on to say

‘I’m looking a 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.’