Laws - Driver deal is dead
Burnley boss Brian Laws has ended his interest in Andrew Driver after accusing Hearts of being stubborn.
Last Updated: 01/07/10 7:41pm
Burnley boss Brian Laws has ended his interest in Andrew Driver after accusing Hearts of being stubborn over the asking price for the winger.
The Clarets have had two bids for the 22-year-old rejected by the Tynecastle club, who are thought to want £3.5million up front.
But Laws remains hopeful that he will secure new signings in the next couple of days, with a left-sided player a priority.
Laws said with regards to the Driver deal: "It's dead, they're being stubborn - it's too many things I feel uncomfortable with."
Burnley have also been linked with Preston's Ross Wallace and Cardiff's Peter Whittingham.
Laws refused to confirm or deny his targets, but hopes to have fresh faces in by the end of the week.
"It's not just Driver," he said. "There are other players and we're waiting for those to fall into place.
"We're hoping to make rapid progress over the next 48 hours and we'll be happy with either one that we get.
"A lot of clubs think, because we are fairly comfortable with money, they just pluck a number out of the sky and that's what we will pay.
"We are experienced people in football and we know the values of players and what we are comfortable with.
"We are not going to throw all the money we have away and the Driver situation was getting out of hand."
Laws has also admitted defeat in his attempts to sign Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp, having previously worked with the forward at Scunthorpe.
The Burnley boss told his club's official website: "I know Billy so well and I have worked well with him.
"We have the utmost respect for each other and the most important thing is we don't mess each other around.
"He's just got married, he's a Sheffield lad, his family all live there and it's a big factor for him and that's why he's holding firm where he is."
Laws will also consider sending some of his squad out on loan, adding: "It's something that we will look at very closely and come the start of the season, if we need to, we will loan out one or two to keep them match-fit and focused, because they all want to play games."