Burnley: No permission granted for Bournemouth talks with Howe
8:03pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in Sport
BURNLEY have tonight insisted that they have not granted Bournemouth permission to speak to Eddie Howe.
Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell had earlier said his club were 'close' to sealing a deal to take Howe back to the south coast club after making an official approach to Burnley.
But compensation would need to be agreed and the Clarets have now issued a statement saying Bournemouth have not been given permission to speak to Howe.
Burnley chief executive Lee Hoos said: “Bournemouth have made an unsolicited and unwanted approach for manager Eddie Howe.
“Burnley Football Club would like to stress that no agreement has been reached and Eddie Howe is still Burnley manager.
“No permission has been granted for Bournemouth to speak to Eddie.”