Just over a day to go

Last updated : 30 January 2008 By Tony Scholes
Whether there will be any more coming in before midnight tomorrow remains to be seen but manager Owen Coyle seems confident that something could happen. We've been linked with Glenn Whelan, Barry Robson, Derek Riordan and Alan Lee, and any one of them could just arrive at Burnley before the deadline, although it is beginning to look less and less likely.

The most likely signing appears to be Argentinian Marcelo Carrusca on loan from Turkish club Galatasaray. Manager Owen Coyle said today on that one: "He's not particularly settled in Turkey. We've been on this for five weeks and we're just hoping that it bears fruit.

"There's been a couple of hiccups but we've tried to iron those out. I can't say that is going to come off but it won't be for the want of trying."

Carrusca is we believe keen to come to Burnley and the ball is very much in the Turkish club's court. If they say yes then we'll get our man, but there's no certainty at this time that they will say yes.

Whilst we look to bring in Carrusca there is news to suggest that current Burnley player Kyle Lafferty will be going nowhere. In the Irish press he has confirmed that he wants to stay at Burnley.

He told them: "I don't want to leave Burnley - I'm happy here. I want to stay here and learn from the top strikers at the club so that I can become a better player. I have faith in our new manager and what he hopes to achieve with this club.

"I honestly believe Owen Coyle can take us into the Premier League and I want to be part of his plans. It's my ultimate dream to play in the Premier League and I'm confident we can gain promotion this season. It is very flattering to be linked with such a big club like Celtic but now all I want to do is concentrate on playing well for Burnley."

That will be just what Owen Coyle wants to hear and he has said: "We had one bid from Celtic which we rejected but there has been no bid whatsoever from Rangers.We want Kyle to stay at Burnley because I'm trying to build a squad here, not dismantle it. And I'm confident Kyle will still be a Burnley player by the time the transfer window closes."