Date: 15th December 2010 at 8:20am
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Nigel Clough is reported to be lining up a £1million bid for out-of-favour Clarets striker, Martin Paterson but it is understood that Burnley rate the Northern Ireland international nearer to £2 million. Clough is a former team-mate of Brian Laws, the two played together at Nottingham Forest, so they do know each other very well which could help any negotiations regarding Pato.

Owen Coyle brought Martin Paterson to Burnley from Scunthorpe United in June 2008 for £1 million plus add-ons and he played an integral part in our promotion season of 2008-9. Under Brian Laws though he has struggled to make an impression although has had a spate of injuries keeping him sidelined.

It will be interesting to see if there is any truth to this speculation published in the Daily Mail today.

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