Date: 24th June 2008 at 9:19am
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Burnley are stepping up their bid to sign Celtic forward Derek Riordan according to the Scottish Sun and other papers.

Riordan was for some time part of Celtic’s player-cash bid to bring Lafferty to the club but their Old Firm rival, Rangers won that battle.

Previous bids of £500,000 for Riordan were refused and it is thought Celtic want at least £1 million for the out-of-favour striker.

The Clarets certainly have enough money left from the Lafferty deal alone to pay a £1 million for Riordan but does Owen Coyle think a player who hardly played last season is worth that sort of money?

He certainly sounds an exciting player and there is You Tube footage of him scoring for fun in his Hibs days.

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