Date: 13th January 2010 at 2:03pm
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Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon has turned down the chance to move to Burnley according to Sky Sports

Sky Sports understand that Burnley made an offer of £1.75million for the 25-year-old, which was accepted by the Yorkshire club.

Kilgallon was given permission to hold talks over a move to Turf Moor on Tuesday night, but he instead decided to reject the Clarets offer.

His contract was due to expire at the end of the season and his long term future at Bramall Lane had been in serious doubt. Blades manager, Kevin Blackwell seemed resigned to losing the former Leeds defender in the January window and had been talking about reinvesting the money they would get from his transfer. Newcastle in particular had been linked with the player but according to his agent last week Kilgallon is now content to play out the rest of the season for Sheffield United.

Clarets fans might now be wondering whether having Brian Laws around at the time would have made any difference in view of his former links with the City of Steel albeit with United’s most bitter rivals.

Update-Thursday 14th January

According to the Mirror, Laws is now looking to sign centre half Matthew Kilgallon.

They believe the new Burnley gaffer could put in a big offer but is likely to be outbid by Everton who are also in the race to sign him either now or on a free next summer.


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