Date: 1st September 2016 at 12:58pm
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Transfer deadline day, which did end with the record fee broken to sign Jeff Hendrick from Derby, was meant to finish with Polish winger Kamil Grosicki arriving from Rennes.

Grosicki, an impressive performer for Poland at Euro 2016, was all set for his move to Turf Moor but an apparent shifting of the goalpost by his club put a stop to that late arrival at Burnley.

An improved offer, having seen a fee of £5m reportedly rejected earlier in the transfer window of £7m is said to have been made by Burnley. Sky Sports has reported that was the agreed fee with this deal set for completion on Wednesday night.

Poland international Grosicki was granted permission to leave the training camp and chartered a private jet to England to complete the move, all was going along nicely with it said by Sky Sports he has passed his medical and agreed terms, but Rennes then demanded more money.

Burnley weren’t playing that game and the deal collapsed at the last…. Grosicki took to social media to write on Twitter he was ‘devastated’ and had ben left ‘heartbroken’ that his dream of playing in the Premier League was snatched away but Burnley rightly stuck to our guns.

If a fee was agreed the French club should have stuck to it. Maybe this is a deal that could be revisited in January? I wouldn’t have thought the 28-year-old is going to be best pleased with Rennes in the meantime though.

He would have been another good addition to the squad but all in all Sean Dyche will be happy with the business he’s conducted with the money spent realistic sums the Clarets could afford to part with to ensure financial difficulties aren’t suffered, which is the right way to go about it in my mind.

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