Town fail in late Lafferty bid

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Ipswich made a late bid to hijack Kyle Lafferty's move to Rangers, according to Burnley's chairman.

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Ipswich Town made a late bid to hijack Kyle Lafferty's move to Rangers, according to Burnley chairman Barry Kilby. Lafferty has agreed personal terms on a £3million transfer to Ibrox, with Alan Gow currently discussing a switch in the opposite direction. Northern Ireland international Lafferty had also been linked with Celtic and Wolves, with Kilby revealing three other clubs made offers for the striker. Kilby named Championship rivals Ipswich as one of the teams interested in Lafferty and feels Burnley are receiving a fair price for the 20-year-old.

Buying potential

"The two clubs have agreed terms, but the players have still to agree contracts, so that's one thing we've got to get through first, although I don't anticipate any problems," Kilby told the Daily Record. "We had cash-plus-player offers from three other clubs - Ipswich came in quite late - but they were all considerably below this one. "This is a good price when you are buying potential rather than the finished article." Gow is currently stalling on accepting a move to Turf Moor, but Kilby remains confident the Clarets can agree terms with the forward. He added: "Alan is very keen. He went to Rangers, but has been on the sidelines and is anxious at this stage of his career to get out on the pitch. "Supporters there felt he didn't quite get the chance he deserved, but he's not ours yet."

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