Date: 1st February 2008 at 12:22am
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Stoke City have signed Glenn Whelan from Sheffield Wednesday for £500,000 to take the winger to the Britannia Stadium on a three-and-a-half year contract

Whelan had been the subject of bids from both the Clarets and Plymouth Argyle earlier in the transfer window.

He would have been out of contract at the end of the season.

This will dishearten a number of Clarets fans. The Clarets were believed to have had a bid of £400,000 turned down by the Owls so if they really wanted him, you would have thought an extra £100,000 plus could have been found somewhere to outbid one of our rivals for promotion.

Oh well it looks like we have lost all four of our targets, Riordan, Robson, Whelan and Carrusca. The transfer window is now shut so unless there are any early announcements of deals already done tomorrow,thats it until the Summer unless we have more UK loans lined up.