Sean Dyche claims Watford's price tag for Troy Deeney means Burnley can't afford to buy the striker

Sean Dyche has dismissed claims Burnley bid £8m for Troy Deeney. Picture: Holly Cant

Sean Dyche has dismissed claims Burnley bid £8m for Troy Deeney. Picture: Holly Cant

First published in Watford FC News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Sean Dyche has confirmed Burnley are no longer trying to sign Troy Deeney due to Watford’s valuation of the player.

We understand Burnley had a bid worth an initial fee £4.5m plus add-ons rejected by the Hornets at the start of July.

Last week some news outlets linked the Clarets with another £8m offer for Deeney, who excelled under Dyche during the manager’s time at Watford.

However, Dyche told Sky Sports: “No, the latest one is £8m. I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there. There must have been a financial bypass by someone for them to link us with him for £8m.”

He added: “He is among many players that we admire but we have a certain brief from the club that we have to work to and it is important that the club have a base to work from financially. We can’t entertain £8m players I can assure you of that.”

One club still in the running for Deeney’s services are Queens Park Rangers, whose manager Harry Redknapp claimed talks have taken place with Watford over a potential move. Read more here.

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6:33am Mon 28 Jul 14

rayman01 says...

I hope that Deeney does not go to QPHaHa - a club with the potential to go into financial meltdown due to FFP rules during the next few months. Ol' Arry always manages to splash the cash during the summer sales. Leicester and Burnley might be out of the race but QPR might be joined by another club, such as West Ham in the wake of an injured Andy Carroll. Brace yourselves for a rocky ride this week! Luv the Horns.
I hope that Deeney does not go to QPHaHa - a club with the potential to go into financial meltdown due to FFP rules during the next few months. Ol' Arry always manages to splash the cash during the summer sales. Leicester and Burnley might be out of the race but QPR might be joined by another club, such as West Ham in the wake of an injured Andy Carroll. Brace yourselves for a rocky ride this week! Luv the Horns. rayman01
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6:45am Mon 28 Jul 14

endean2 says...

I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.
I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot. endean2
  • Score: -19

7:47am Mon 28 Jul 14

WMH says...

endean2 wrote:
I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.
You forgot violent thugs; who can forget the attack on our disabled enclosure in the first game of the season in1998? And then attacking kids and old people at GTs last game in charge. And Alistair Campbell; enough said. The Millwall of Lancashire!

If Troy has to go can only hope Everton or Swansea come in late; he deserves far better than Burnley, plastic wannabee Leicester, or the Danny Dyer 'hard men' look-a-likes at QPHa,Ha, Ha.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.[/p][/quote]You forgot violent thugs; who can forget the attack on our disabled enclosure in the first game of the season in1998? And then attacking kids and old people at GTs last game in charge. And Alistair Campbell; enough said. The Millwall of Lancashire! If Troy has to go can only hope Everton or Swansea come in late; he deserves far better than Burnley, plastic wannabee Leicester, or the Danny Dyer 'hard men' look-a-likes at QPHa,Ha, Ha. WMH
  • Score: 9

7:48am Mon 28 Jul 14

Banjo says...

endean2 wrote:
I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.
probably at a similar level to us
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.[/p][/quote]probably at a similar level to us Banjo
  • Score: 8

8:11am Mon 28 Jul 14

Anybody_There says...

I'm suprised Southampton haven't been linked yet. Isn't it 5 players they've sold for nearly £100m. They must have some cash and a few gaps to fill.
I'm suprised Southampton haven't been linked yet. Isn't it 5 players they've sold for nearly £100m. They must have some cash and a few gaps to fill. Anybody_There
  • Score: 8

8:37am Mon 28 Jul 14

jasonwatford says...

Dyche makes me sick , always playing the poor me and my poor team rubbish , get over it dyche your with a tinpot club who will find it hard to win 10 games next year.
Dyche makes me sick , always playing the poor me and my poor team rubbish , get over it dyche your with a tinpot club who will find it hard to win 10 games next year. jasonwatford
  • Score: -40

9:06am Mon 28 Jul 14

The Skeptical Optimist says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Dyche makes me sick , always playing the poor me and my poor team rubbish , get over it dyche your with a tinpot club who will find it hard to win 10 games next year.
And yet, regardless, he's the one who has found his way into the Premier League while we have not...

I do not take his comments as a complaint. I see it as him being realistic and honest to his fans about what the board have told him he can spend. If they can keep hold of Dyche, I reckon Burnley are more likely to stay up next year than either of the other two newly promoted teams. He has worked wonders with what little he has had.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Dyche makes me sick , always playing the poor me and my poor team rubbish , get over it dyche your with a tinpot club who will find it hard to win 10 games next year.[/p][/quote]And yet, regardless, he's the one who has found his way into the Premier League while we have not... I do not take his comments as a complaint. I see it as him being realistic and honest to his fans about what the board have told him he can spend. If they can keep hold of Dyche, I reckon Burnley are more likely to stay up next year than either of the other two newly promoted teams. He has worked wonders with what little he has had. The Skeptical Optimist
  • Score: 36

9:09am Mon 28 Jul 14

neilhorn says...

'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there'

a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are
b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them!
c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties.

Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though....
'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there' a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them! c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties. Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though.... neilhorn
  • Score: -19

11:23am Mon 28 Jul 14

Drewoneone says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Dyche makes me sick , always playing the poor me and my poor team rubbish , get over it dyche your with a tinpot club who will find it hard to win 10 games next year.
Well said Jason. I'm fed up as well with Sean's false "poor relation" claptrap. Of course they are poor and will go down. Why would anyone want to join a club doomed before they start? If they do manage to stay up it will be a one off before inevitable relegation.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Dyche makes me sick , always playing the poor me and my poor team rubbish , get over it dyche your with a tinpot club who will find it hard to win 10 games next year.[/p][/quote]Well said Jason. I'm fed up as well with Sean's false "poor relation" claptrap. Of course they are poor and will go down. Why would anyone want to join a club doomed before they start? If they do manage to stay up it will be a one off before inevitable relegation. Drewoneone
  • Score: -10

12:11pm Mon 28 Jul 14

harryhornet says...

neilhorn wrote:
'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there'

a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are
b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them!
c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties.

Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though....
I think he was referring to the media when he says "I don't know what sort of club they think we are..." not WFC.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: 'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there' a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them! c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties. Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though....[/p][/quote]I think he was referring to the media when he says "I don't know what sort of club they think we are..." not WFC. harryhornet
  • Score: 17

12:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

neilhorn says...

harryhornet wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there'

a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are
b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them!
c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties.

Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though....
I think he was referring to the media when he says "I don't know what sort of club they think we are..." not WFC.
yeah ok now I re-read it I can see that, I take it back :-)
[quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: 'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there' a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them! c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties. Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though....[/p][/quote]I think he was referring to the media when he says "I don't know what sort of club they think we are..." not WFC.[/p][/quote]yeah ok now I re-read it I can see that, I take it back :-) neilhorn
  • Score: 13

4:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

allgood says...

endean2 wrote:
I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.
Exactly what people will be saying about us next close season if we go up this time. They should be congratulated on beating the odds and so called bigger clubs to promotion. One of the best things about the Championship is everyone has a chance, there is always a team no one fancied that gets promoted.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.[/p][/quote]Exactly what people will be saying about us next close season if we go up this time. They should be congratulated on beating the odds and so called bigger clubs to promotion. One of the best things about the Championship is everyone has a chance, there is always a team no one fancied that gets promoted. allgood
  • Score: 6

8:22am Tue 29 Jul 14

Glenn Roeder says...

neilhorn wrote:
harryhornet wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there'

a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are
b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them!
c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties.

Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though....
I think he was referring to the media when he says "I don't know what sort of club they think we are..." not WFC.
yeah ok now I re-read it I can see that, I take it back :-)
Your humility is in stark contrast to some of the arrogant ego-maniacs who, in the same position, would be abusing you about the medication you should be taking or offering to fight you at some watering hole.

Fair play to you!
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harryhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: 'I don’t know what sort of club they think we are and I’m not sure what happened there' a) We don't know and we don't care what sort of club you are b) We didn't ask you to make an offer, listening to that you'd think we contacted them! c) 'What happened there' is that you couldn't afford him and he didn't want to join you anyway, as you are relegation certainties. Just remember who gave you your break Dychey. You gave it the big un last season when you came back and you where riding high, slagging off the new stand etc. Notice you weren't so full of yourself the season before when you just about stayed up though....[/p][/quote]I think he was referring to the media when he says "I don't know what sort of club they think we are..." not WFC.[/p][/quote]yeah ok now I re-read it I can see that, I take it back :-)[/p][/quote]Your humility is in stark contrast to some of the arrogant ego-maniacs who, in the same position, would be abusing you about the medication you should be taking or offering to fight you at some watering hole. Fair play to you! Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 2

8:30am Tue 29 Jul 14

Glenn Roeder says...

allgood wrote:
endean2 wrote:
I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.
Exactly what people will be saying about us next close season if we go up this time. They should be congratulated on beating the odds and so called bigger clubs to promotion. One of the best things about the Championship is everyone has a chance, there is always a team no one fancied that gets promoted.
Yes agree, I have nothing but respect for the job that Sean Dyche has done and love it that a club like Burnley (with a low budget) can get automatic promotion.

Looking back to where we were in the early 90's with Petchey in charge, having to scrape the barrel with c**p like Devon White and Harry Willis, we are in a much better place.

Hate this 'big' club arrogance that now goes with it though.

How Burnley can be described as 'tinpot' when you look at their history compared to Watford is beyond me.
[quote][p][bold]allgood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: I know what sort of club Burnley is, consequently they should never have even bothered to enter the bidding,tinpot.[/p][/quote]Exactly what people will be saying about us next close season if we go up this time. They should be congratulated on beating the odds and so called bigger clubs to promotion. One of the best things about the Championship is everyone has a chance, there is always a team no one fancied that gets promoted.[/p][/quote]Yes agree, I have nothing but respect for the job that Sean Dyche has done and love it that a club like Burnley (with a low budget) can get automatic promotion. Looking back to where we were in the early 90's with Petchey in charge, having to scrape the barrel with c**p like Devon White and Harry Willis, we are in a much better place. Hate this 'big' club arrogance that now goes with it though. How Burnley can be described as 'tinpot' when you look at their history compared to Watford is beyond me. Glenn Roeder
  • Score: 2

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