Date: 20th January 2010 at 9:44am
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French media reports this morning suggest we have completed a loan deal for 21-year-old AS Monaco striker Frederic Nimani and are now negotiating with AS Monaco about a possible move for Togo midfielder Serge Gakpe .

It is understood Nimani was at Turf Moor yesterday for a medical.Burnley are said to have signed Nimani on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the signing permanent at the end of the season.

According to the loan agreement, Burnley would have to pay 4 million euros to secure Nimani in the summer.



Serge Gakpe (above) is a French born 22 year old midfielder who began his career playing with his local club UMS Pontault-Combault, with whom AS Monaco share a partnership.Gakpe signed his first professional contract with AS Monaco in January 2007 penning a three-year deal with the club.He has since added another year to the contract, which ties him to AS Monaco until 2011.

If the rumour is true it is not sure if Burnley have a loan or permanent move in mind but it is probably the former considering the player is reported to have caught the eye of Spurs, Chelsea and even Barcelona in the past!

Although born in France, he chose to play for Togo but has yet to get his first cap.


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