Date: 9th July 2008 at 12:39pm
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It is understood Manchester United winger, Chris Eagles was at Turf Moor yesterday for a medical with a view to signing for a deal worth up to £1.5million.

The 22 year old was given permission to speak to the club by Sir Alex Ferguson

If Eagles does sign we will again have beaten our transfer record. This was recently set for Martin Paterson only last month but the Eagles deal looks set to eclipse that by about £200,000.

Another club however are believed to be interested in the player and this could be Derby County according to the LT.

Owen Coyle had this to say shortly before flying to the US on tour yesterday:

‘It`s is a bit more complicated, in that there is another club interested in him, but he has real quality,

“We had a terrific meeting with him and his representative, obviously with permission from his club, because there would be a big fee involved in that. ”

It is also understood that both Barry Kilby and Brendan Flood are on red alert in the absence of Coyle to hopefully welcome the new player should the medical prove successful.

If that happens, Eagles could be on a flight today to the USA to soon meet up with his new team-mates at their Cary base in North Carolina.