Lee quashes Burnley rumours

By Elvin KingALAN Lee today quashed reports that he is on his way to Burnley.The 29-year-old Ipswich Town striker is being linked with a£1million move to one of his former clubs at Turf Moor after Burnley agreed to sell front man Andy Gray to Charlton.

By Elvin King

ALAN Lee today quashed reports that he is on his way to Burnley.

The 29-year-old Ipswich Town striker is being linked with a

£1million move to one of his former clubs at Turf Moor after Burnley agreed to sell front man Andy Gray to Charlton. But Lee said he had heard nothing about moving to the Lancashire club to take the place of Gray.

And the player was backed up by club chairman David Sheepshanks.

Lee said: “I have not heard anything regarding a move to Burnley. I like it at Ipswich and want to stay. This is where I see my future.”

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Lee signed a new contract last summer and is settled in the area. He top scored last campaign with 17 goals and has netted nine times before today's match at Blackpool where he started as substitute.

Sheepshanks said: “Alan may have a lot of admirers in the football world, but I can confirm that we have had no bid from Burnley.

“There are always rumours in football and the transfer window heightens the intrigue. There is no more to say.”

Burnley are believed to be keen on Lee and a bid could be on his way next week, but unless the price is one that Ipswich cannot turn down he looks set to remain at Portman Road.

Ipswich made their first signing last night when 28-year-old Sheffield United left-sided played Alan Quinn signed on loan.

He met up with his new team-mates in the Town hotel in Blackpool prior to today's game, and he was eligible to play. But he is expected to make his debut in the home game against Plymouth on Tuesday week.

Manager Jim Magilton felt that time was not on the side for Quinn to play a part today.

Ipswich have agreed a fee with Sheffield United and are hoping to complete a full transfer next week. Terms have still to be discussed with the player.

After being a regular at Bramall Lane, Quinn has not featured regularly since Bryan Robson took over as the Blades boss.

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