Cotterill confident of Chaplow stay
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chaplow rose to prominence in a tricky last season for Burnley, proving a key figure as The Clarets avoided relegation.
One of Cotterill's key tasks as he looks to rebuild a decimated squad is to hang onto Chaplow, with Leeds keen on the midfielder.
Former assistant manager at Turf Moor Sam Ellis is now at Leeds, and the Yorkshire club have bid in excess of £1 million for the youngster.
However, Cotterill believes he is winning the battle to keep the talented 19-year-old in a claret and blue shirt.
"He's keen enough to stay that I had dinner with him and his mum and dad last night [Thursday]," Cotterill told Sky Sports News.
"At the end of the day, Leeds have made a big bid for Chaplow but their bid falls short of our requirement.
"If somebody comes in with an offer big enough then we have to consider it, for the lad's sake as well.
"But at this moment in time he's a Burnley player and I don't anticipate him going anywhere else at the moment."
Chaplow is a popular figure at Burnley amongst the fans, and they will not relish the sale of one of their star men to a Championship rival.