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Robson waits for Chaplow

West Brom manager Bryan Robson admits he is frustrated he has yet to
clinch the signing of Burnley midfielder Richard Chaplow.

Robson is anxious to bring the highly-rated youngster to The
Hawthorns before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

The Baggies have lodged a player-plus-cash offer for the teenager
and are waiting for a response from The Clarets.

Chaplow has been the subject of negotiations between the two clubs
for several weeks and enhanced his stock further with a solid
performance in the FA Cup victory over Liverpool on Tuesday evening.

Baggies boss Robson has reiterated his desire to sign the 19-year- old and is disappointed that the deal has not been wrapped up.

"I have spoken to Steve Cotterill, the Burnley manager, on a few
occasions about Chaplow," Robson told the Evening Mail.

"I was hoping that a deal would have been done by now but the
chairman is still talking to their chairman about him.

"I would like to bring Chaplow into the club - Steve and his
chairman both know that.

"The negotiations have been going on for the last six weeks and it's
now up to the clubs, we are hoping that the chairman can do
something to make it happen.

"Richard played very well last night. I've had my eye on him for a
while. There is no doubt he can make the leap up to The Premiership
and that's why I'm in for him."

Chaplow is prepared to leave Turf Moor if it is of financial benefit
to the club but acknowledges he has no qualms about staying with the
Championship side.

The youngster said: "I am enjoying my football here and I want to
stay but obviously if a big club comes in and offers a lot of money
then there is not much the club can do about it, given the financial

"They need money so they would have to consider an offer very
carefully if one came in."

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I think with the injury to Andy Johnson this is getting more critical by the day.
But I guess Burnley are hanging on in case they get more money for another club.

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He was crap when he played against us, must have played much better in other games though to attract premiership interest.

Is it just me or when you look at Choplow's face do you burst out laughing...probably just me.

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From official wba site

More Chaplow talks in pipeline

ALBION have today (Thursday) confirmed they are planning to hold
further talks with Burnley in a bid to sign midfielder Richard

Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace said: "There have been discussions
between Bryan Robson and Steve Cotterill for sometime and we have
recently made two verbal offers for Richard Chaplow - the latest
involving a player plus cash deal which was tabled on Tuesday.

"The following day Burnley made a counter proposal which was not
acceptable to us.

"The Burnley chairman agreed the ball was in his court and said he
would get back to me.

"We left telephone messages for each other yesterday (Wednesday) and
I am planning to have further talks with the Burnley chairman today."

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Well I think Pearson must know him from the England U21 set up.

From what I hear we have bid a player and cash offer.
Cotterill knows that if they sell him for just money that that money will go directly into the clubs debts. Whereas if they agree a deal with players, he can basiclaly improve the first team and clear off a bit of debt.

I think Burnley are just deliberately delaying the offer to see if a bigger one comes in.

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Cotterill waits on Chaplow offer

Burnley midfielder Richard Chaplow

Chaplow has been in impressive form this season

Burnley manager Steve Cotterill is in the dark over midfielder Richard Chaplow's proposed switch to West Brom.

James O'Connor, who is on loan at Turf Moor from the Baggies, and Rob Hulse are reported to be involved in a cash-plus-players bid for Chaplow, 19.

And Cotterill said: "If Richard ends up going to West Brom there could be a good chance of keeping James.

"But that's not in our court. Our chairman spoke to theirs to say what we want, but as far as I know that's it."

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BURNLEY have rejected West Bromwich Albion's bid to sign FA Cup hero Richard
Clarets chairman Barry Kilby today revealed the two clubs remain "miles
apart" in their respective valuations of the England U21 midfielder, who still
has three-and-a-half-years left on his Turf Moor contract.
Albion lodged their cash-plus-player offer, thought to involve James
O'Connor, earlier this week.
And Kilby confirmed: "I spoke to their chairman last night and again they are
way off our valuation.
"The two clubs are miles apart on a player we rate very highly and West Brom
will have to meet our expectations for him to go.
"I have to add that we don't want Richard to go, so the ball is back in their
court now."
Burnley's stance is exactly the same as when Wigan Athletic blatantly tried
to land Robbie Blake on the cheap just before Christmas.
And after Birmingham finally stumped up £1.25m for their captain and top
scorer, the Clarets are adamant they will not sell off more of the family jewels
unless cash-rich Premiership clubs are prepared to meet a strict asking
However, Baggies boss Bryan Robson still remains hopeful of landing Burnley's
prized asset before the January transfer window closes in 10 days time.
Robson said: "I have left it with the two chairman now. All I will say is
that I hope Richard is a West Bromwich Albion player by next week."
All the transfer talk has disrupted Burnley's preparations as they seek to
follow up the magnificent midweek FA Cup win over Liverpool with another
impressive result at Cardiff City tomorrow.
Clarets boss Steve Cotterill is well aware his side followed up a deserved
3-1 win over a full-strength Aston Villa side back in October with arguably
their worst performance of the season in the ensuing 3-0 league defeat at QPR.
And Cotterill has already taken steps to ensure there will be no repeat at
Ninian Park.
He revealed: "After the Liverpool game I wrote on the board our result
against Aston Villa and the QPR result underneath.
"Then I put the Liverpool result and Cardiff with a question mark!
"We know we need to go there and make sure we start the game brightly,
because if we don't, the same will happen again.
"It's important we apply ourselves in the right manner and keep a reality
"We're still in the FA Cup and we're 10th in the Championship table, but we
haven't achieved anything yet.
"Until we do, we can't say whether it's going to be a good season, a great
season or just another season."
Meanwhile, Ipswich are ready to admit defeat in their bid to land Burnley
left back Mo Camara.
As revealed yesterday, Town boss Joe Royle claims to have made an enquiry for
the Guinean, who remains in talks over a new Turf Moor contract.
And today Royle revealed: "I made a definite enquiry and followed it up with
a bid, but that was turned down by Burnley.
"It is unlikely I will go in for Mo again, but you cannot rule out anything
in football.''

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
didn't play for Burnley yesterday ;)

I guess the deal is closer than we are told.

But with Chaplow cup tied for next week v Spurs, I dont see any special urgency for the signing this week.

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
We must really want this guy, he better be worth it ! ;)

From sky sports.

West Bromwich Albion have not given up hope of signing Burnley's
talented midfielder Richard Chaplow, with Clarets manager Steve
Cotterill confirming that the Premiership outfit have lodged a new
Burnley broke off negotiations with The Baggies last week,
suggesting their valuation of the England Under-20 star fell far
short of his true value.
However, West Brom boss Bryan Robson has expressed his admiration
for the player on several occasions, and his desire to sign him this
winter appears to have prompted a new approach.
"The latest regarding Richard Chaplow is that Jeremy Peace, the West
Brom chairman, rang our chairman yesterday (Wednesday) and said that
they want to re-open negotiations for Richard," Cotterill told
Burnley's official website.
"Something will probably be talked about at sometime today.
"I don't know anything else about it."
It seems likely that any deal would also involve West Brom players
moving in the other direction - with loan star James O'Connor almost
certain to be a makeweight as part of the fee, and Rob Hulse also
set to be included.
West Brom accepted a bid from Stoke for Hulse this week - but the
striker chose to reject a move to The Britannia Stadium - suggesting
that he may be reticent to move to The Championship.

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I have heard just now that he has signed :)

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Here's the text:

Chaplow seals £1.5m move
ALBION have made it a hat-trick of January raids by completing a
beat-the-deadline swoop for Burnley starlet Richard Chaplow.

The England under-21 midfielder this evening (Monday) sealed a £1.5million
Hawthorns move by passing a medical and putting pen to paper on a
three-and-a-half-year deal, plus a year's option in the club's favour.

Chaplow, granted the No.12 shirt, has not signed in time to be eligible for
tomorrow's crucial Barclays Premiership clash against Crystal Palace - but
Robson is delighted to have got his man.

"As a young lad, Richard's got a terrific work rate and a bit of pace about
him," said Robson, who has also added Kevin Campbell and loan signing Kieran
Richardson to his squad during the transfer window.

"He has the confidence to take the ball in any area of the pitch and can
create and score goals.

"The one thing he can improve on is the defensive side of his game - but he
can learn that.

"He's got good a character and is an all-round midfield player."

The Baggies boss is confident the Accrington-born player, who celebrates his
20th birthday on Wednesday, can make the step up to the top flight.

Robson added: "I wouldn't have asked the chairman to pay this kind of money
if I didn't think Richard could make the step up to the Premiership.

"I saw him when he first got into the Burnley team.

"I had a game of golf with Burnley's former manager, Stan Ternant, and he
spoke very highly of him.

"I took notice of Richard then and he is progressing as a player all the

Chaplow joined the Clarets as an eight-year-old and worked his way through
the ranks before signing professional forms two years ago.

He became a regular in the Burnley midfield last season, firing five goals
in 39 appearances, including nine as a substitute.

In February 2004, Chaplow became the Turf Moor club's first-ever England
Under-21 international when he came off the bench against Holland at Hull's
KC Stadium.

He has also represented England at under-19 and under-20 level.

This term, Chaplow has netted twice in 21 games, including five as a
substitute, for Steve Cotterill's side.

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Sounds like a good player, haven't seen that much of him, and the way we are playing, I;m not sure he'll get into the team at present.

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Chaplow warns against complacency
RICHARD Chaplow has urged his team-mates not to underestimate Barclays
Premiership new boys Wigan on Saturday (ko 3pm) and Sunderland seven days

The £1.5million signing played against the Championship's top two last
season before his January switch to The Hawthorns.

And he insists neither the Latics, who lie just one point behind the
15th-placed Baggies with a game in hand, nor **** McCarthy's basement boys
will be pushovers.

"We'll be approaching the Wigan and Sunderland games in a professional
manner and hopefully we'll get maximum points," said Chaplow.

"I played against both teams last season but it's obviously different with
West Brom because we have better players than Burnley.

"WIgan and Sunderland will be running on the adrenalin of being in the
Premiership for a while and they'll be thinking it's a good chance to get
points against us, based on where we finished last season.

"They will be tight contests but hopefully we will come out on top."

Chaplow missed out on a place in Bryan Robson's 16-man squad for the 3-2
defeat by Blues after starting against champions Chelsea four days earlier.

But he is determined to take his chance - if he gets one - against Paul
Jewell's men.

"The gaffer has put a very good squad together and you have to prove you're
good enough to be in there," the 20-year-old midfielder added.

"Hopefully, I can force my way in and get regular first-team football to
repay the faith Albion have put in me."

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From BBC

Chaplow wants chance at West Brom

Chaplow is hoping West Brom stay in the Premiership
On-loan midfielder Richard Chaplow hopes his spell at Southampton will help him establish himself in the Premiership with West Brom next season.

Chaplow, 21, has impressed since arriving at St Mary's in February but will return to the Hawthorns in May.

He told the Saints website: "I have loved every minute here but I have kept in contact with West Brom and hopefully I can get back there and prove a point.

"I'm optimistic I can make it in the team and hopefully I'll get a chance."

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Last week Robson said that he counts on Chaplow and that he is goin to be a key player for WB in future.
I think he's better than AJ and Carter alredy.

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
yeah makes you wonder we aren;t playing him now instead of those two, doesn't it ;)
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