Garlick: Austin is not for sale

BURNLEY co-chairman Mike Garlick has stressed that Charlie Austin is not for sale, but has warned the club is unlikely to be active in the January transfer market.

The Clarets are braced for a battle to keep hold of their 22-goal top scorer when the window opens in the new year.

Austin has attracted attention from a number of top flight clubs, with up to four believed to be watching the 23-year-old on a regular basis.

But Burnley are determined to hang on to their prized asset until at least the end of the season, and see that as a priority rather than adding to their squad.

“We have no plans to sell Charlie at the minute,” said Garlick, speaking at lastnight’s annual general meeting, in which director Clive Holt was re-elected to the board.

“We see him as an integral part of our squad.

“Last season he had time out with injury, in the first season we bought him he was injured – we want him to play for us this season.”

Chief executive Lee Hoos added: “We were in the same situation last year with Jay (Rodriguez). We said ‘no’.

“We have no plans to sell Charlie, we will not encourage offers on Charlie. We want to let him enjoy his football and continue to score the goals and see where that takes us to the end of the season.”

Of the likelihood of instead delving into the transfer market in the new year, Garlick said: “January is not a major priority.

“I hate buying in January. It’s not always the best time to buy because you don’t have a lot of time.

“We have got quite a few players out of contract (this summer). Sean (Dyche) has been here eight weeks now and is fine tuning what we’ve got.

“There might be something in January on extra loans, but not major activity.

“That’s more likely to take place in the summer.”

In his first Clarets AGM new manager Dyche reiterated that contracts for the seven senior players whose deals expire at the end of this season are being considered for renewal.

But with the club continuing to find ways to drive down costs after Premier League parachute payments were halved, the Burnley boss hinted the club would not be in a position to offer them improved financial terms.

“The main thing for me is to get a look at the group daily and weekly,” he said.

“A number of contracts are up and we have started softly negotiating, but because they are at the bigger end of this club’s wage structure.

“They are quite realistic with where they are.

“It’s in its early stages but the wheels are in motion to start looking at contracts on a serious level.”

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11:58am Tue 18 Dec 12

Harwoodstblue says...

.........Garlick: Austin is not for sale.

Oh yes he is .
.........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is . Harwoodstblue

12:43pm Tue 18 Dec 12

midas says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
.........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .
No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale.
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However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: .........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .[/p][/quote]No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale. . However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change. midas

3:02pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Mr whiffy breath says He is not for sale, just like Rodriguez wasn't, Thats why Jayrod is still turning out for Burnley in Southampton.
I predict Flash in the pan will be gone by the end of Jan. Especially if Bournemouth make a bid.
Mr whiffy breath says He is not for sale, just like Rodriguez wasn't, Thats why Jayrod is still turning out for Burnley in Southampton. I predict Flash in the pan will be gone by the end of Jan. Especially if Bournemouth make a bid. Return of the Magnificent se7en

3:10pm Tue 18 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

midas wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
.........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .
No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale.
.
However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change.
I agree. Every player has his price and if a 10 million bid were to be tabled it would have to be seriously considered.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: .........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .[/p][/quote]No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale. . However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change.[/p][/quote]I agree. Every player has his price and if a 10 million bid were to be tabled it would have to be seriously considered. George White Bread

3:54pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

George White Bread wrote:
midas wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
.........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .
No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale.
.
However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change.
I agree. Every player has his price and if a 10 million bid were to be tabled it would have to be seriously considered.
What if someone triggers his 2 million buy out clause
[quote][p][bold]George White Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: .........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .[/p][/quote]No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale. . However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change.[/p][/quote]I agree. Every player has his price and if a 10 million bid were to be tabled it would have to be seriously considered.[/p][/quote]What if someone triggers his 2 million buy out clause Return of the Magnificent se7en

3:58pm Tue 18 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

Wow, you guys are clearly scared to death of Austin. Unlike Rovers we have owners who stick with what they say. Will Austin go at the end of the season, probably, will he go in January, absolutely not. To be honest there is more chance of Venkys cashing in on Rhodes if anybody was stupid enough to offer over 2 million. Oh wait a minute .......I forgot, the only ones stupid enough to do that were ???
Wow, you guys are clearly scared to death of Austin. Unlike Rovers we have owners who stick with what they say. Will Austin go at the end of the season, probably, will he go in January, absolutely not. To be honest there is more chance of Venkys cashing in on Rhodes if anybody was stupid enough to offer over 2 million. Oh wait a minute .......I forgot, the only ones stupid enough to do that were ??? FCBurnley

4:07pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Wow, you guys are clearly scared to death of Austin. Unlike Rovers we have owners who stick with what they say. Will Austin go at the end of the season, probably, will he go in January, absolutely not. To be honest there is more chance of Venkys cashing in on Rhodes if anybody was stupid enough to offer over 2 million. Oh wait a minute .......I forgot, the only ones stupid enough to do that were ???
So Rodriguez, who was also not for sale, is still turning out at the turd is he???
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Wow, you guys are clearly scared to death of Austin. Unlike Rovers we have owners who stick with what they say. Will Austin go at the end of the season, probably, will he go in January, absolutely not. To be honest there is more chance of Venkys cashing in on Rhodes if anybody was stupid enough to offer over 2 million. Oh wait a minute .......I forgot, the only ones stupid enough to do that were ???[/p][/quote]So Rodriguez, who was also not for sale, is still turning out at the turd is he??? Return of the Magnificent se7en

4:15pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Fan@clared says...

He doesn't like buying inJanuar??? Has he one it before?
He doesn't like buying inJanuar??? Has he one it before? Fan@clared

4:51pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Definitely Maybe says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Mr whiffy breath says He is not for sale, just like Rodriguez wasn't, Thats why Jayrod is still turning out for Burnley in Southampton.
I predict Flash in the pan will be gone by the end of Jan. Especially if Bournemouth make a bid.
Dear me - I take it yours is a pint of John Smiths kid? So so bitter....
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: Mr whiffy breath says He is not for sale, just like Rodriguez wasn't, Thats why Jayrod is still turning out for Burnley in Southampton. I predict Flash in the pan will be gone by the end of Jan. Especially if Bournemouth make a bid.[/p][/quote]Dear me - I take it yours is a pint of John Smiths kid? So so bitter.... Definitely Maybe

5:08pm Tue 18 Dec 12

midas says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
George White Bread wrote:
midas wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote: .........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .
No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale. . However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change.
I agree. Every player has his price and if a 10 million bid were to be tabled it would have to be seriously considered.
What if someone triggers his 2 million buy out clause
Oh bless you, hang on to your little dreams. Reapting it doesn't make it come true!
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George White Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: .........Garlick: Austin is not for sale. Oh yes he is .[/p][/quote]No, technically Mr Garlick is correct, there is no "invitation to treat" therefore he is not for sale. . However if an unsolicitaed offer is made then the position may change.[/p][/quote]I agree. Every player has his price and if a 10 million bid were to be tabled it would have to be seriously considered.[/p][/quote]What if someone triggers his 2 million buy out clause[/p][/quote]Oh bless you, hang on to your little dreams. Reapting it doesn't make it come true! midas

5:10pm Tue 18 Dec 12

midas says...

Bless I have just had a thought of little RM7 kneeling down to pray saying "Father Christmas is real, Father Christmas is real. ad infinitum!! :-)
Bless I have just had a thought of little RM7 kneeling down to pray saying "Father Christmas is real, Father Christmas is real. ad infinitum!! :-) midas

11:22pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

midas wrote:
Bless I have just had a thought of little RM7 kneeling down to pray saying "Father Christmas is real, Father Christmas is real. ad infinitum!! :-)
Midas every night before getting in with sis, please please, if there is a god, and you can hear me,. can you let Burnley go above the mighty Rovers before the end of the world? Amen
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: Bless I have just had a thought of little RM7 kneeling down to pray saying "Father Christmas is real, Father Christmas is real. ad infinitum!! :-)[/p][/quote]Midas every night before getting in with sis, please please, if there is a god, and you can hear me,. can you let Burnley go above the mighty Rovers before the end of the world? Amen Return of the Magnificent se7en

11:20am Wed 19 Dec 12

Definitely Maybe says...

Rovers75 wrote:
Definitely Maybe wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Mr whiffy breath says He is not for sale, just like Rodriguez wasn't, Thats why Jayrod is still turning out for Burnley in Southampton.
I predict Flash in the pan will be gone by the end of Jan. Especially if Bournemouth make a bid.
Dear me - I take it yours is a pint of John Smiths kid? So so bitter....
A dingle calling someone bitter? Ha ha ha. Amazing.

You lot have made being bitter a hobby.....

Even when things are sh1t down Ewood, you lot keep me smiling. Superb.
I couldn't give two shiny ****'s what goes on at that circus you call Ewood Park kid, i've absolutely no interest - All I care about is what happens at Turf Moor. It just makes me chuckle how even though you lot seem to be in such a dire dire situation - some of you are still clutching at straws and come out with ridiculous bitter comments about how Charlie Austin is 'a flash in the pan' - Yes, flash in the pan...he's only scored 22 goals so far this season and he's only the top goalscorer in the English football league. His goal scoring record for whatever team/league he has played for has also been ridiculous but like you said...Definite flash in the pan.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Definitely Maybe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: Mr whiffy breath says He is not for sale, just like Rodriguez wasn't, Thats why Jayrod is still turning out for Burnley in Southampton. I predict Flash in the pan will be gone by the end of Jan. Especially if Bournemouth make a bid.[/p][/quote]Dear me - I take it yours is a pint of John Smiths kid? So so bitter....[/p][/quote]A dingle calling someone bitter? Ha ha ha. Amazing. You lot have made being bitter a hobby..... Even when things are sh1t down Ewood, you lot keep me smiling. Superb.[/p][/quote]I couldn't give two shiny ****'s what goes on at that circus you call Ewood Park kid, i've absolutely no interest - All I care about is what happens at Turf Moor. It just makes me chuckle how even though you lot seem to be in such a dire dire situation - some of you are still clutching at straws and come out with ridiculous bitter comments about how Charlie Austin is 'a flash in the pan' - Yes, flash in the pan...he's only scored 22 goals so far this season and he's only the top goalscorer in the English football league. His goal scoring record for whatever team/league he has played for has also been ridiculous but like you said...Definite flash in the pan. Definitely Maybe

9:00am Thu 20 Dec 12

carrman2 says...

Not For Sale ? Weve heard that before havent we, Lets hope they can wait a season,, Cardiff Claret , Merry Christmas all you Footy fans
Not For Sale ? Weve heard that before havent we, Lets hope they can wait a season,, Cardiff Claret , Merry Christmas all you Footy fans carrman2

11:46pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Venkys HaHa says...

Someone would have to make a daft offer. Like Venkys did for Rhodes but that was desperation as we all know they havn't a clue what they are doing.
Someone would have to make a daft offer. Like Venkys did for Rhodes but that was desperation as we all know they havn't a clue what they are doing. Venkys HaHa

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