Date: 26th January 2012 at 10:01am
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With less than one week of the transfer window remaining and with everything seeming all quiet on the Western front, it was perhaps inevitable that eventually someone would come in for Jay Rodriguez and upset the apple cart for Clarets fans.

The internet is awash with news, gossip and rumours that Newcastle now have our local boy on their radar with some reports suggesting they may have offered up to £8 million for the striker.

The Lancashire Telegraph though believes Burnley may have staved off the Magpies interest at least for this transfer window although there are now fears the club will lose the striker in the summer.

The local paper though believes that Newcastle have made just tentative enquiries about the 22-year-old. Alan Pardew, Newcastle`s manager attended our recent game at Middlesbrough less than a fortnight ago and was probably impressed by our win and the fact Jay Rod scored our first goal in the 2-0 victory.

Burnley are reported to have told the Premier League club that they want to hang on to their star striker certainly at least for the rest of this season. It is thought that Pardew may have accepted this stance with the LT suggesting he is prepared to wait until the end of the campaign before making a move unless rival bids are submitted.

All this though will be unwelcome news for Burnley fans who will all now be hoping that we can hold on to him until the transfer window closes on Tuesday next week. Most Clarets fans are probably now also becoming resigned to the fact (if they weren`t already) that it is only a matter of time before he leaves Turf Moor, most likely in the summer. Sometimes I hate being ‘ickle old Burnley!

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