Burnley have suffered a major transfer blow with the news that winger Mislav Orsic is set to stay at Dinamo Zagreb.
Orsic looked set to join the Premier League strugglers in a deal worth around £7 million as Sean Dyche looks to improve his squad ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.
The Croatian winger has starred for Dinamo in recent years, impressing against Tottenham in the Europe League last season, scoring a hat-trick to knock them out of the competition.
However, his current club have now said that the player will stay with the Croatian side.
In a statement on the clubs social media channels (via Burnley Express), the club announced: “In recent days, great interest from the public and fans has been caused by the possible transfer of Mislav Orsic to the English club Burnley.
“Continuing on this topic, GNK Dinamo informs the public that the decision has been made that Mislav Orsic remains a Dinamo player and we look forward to participating with his teammates in the rest of the season and contributing to achieving the goal with his games, is winning the new title of Croatian champion.”
Croatian journalist Izak Ante Sukic added: “Mislav Orsic stays in GNK Dinamo. Although everything seems to be going in direction that he’ll eventually become new Burnley player, he decided to stay!”
Burnley have money to spend this window after selling striker Chris Wood to relegation rivals for £25 million but are yet to bring in any new faces to Turf Moor.
They are reportedly interested in Wolfsburg forward Wout Weghorst as they look to fill the void left by Wood.
Elsewhere, Brentford forward Ivan Toney has apologised after a video was posted of him saying ‘F**k Brentford.’
He wrote on Twitter: “I am aware of a video of me that was published on social media today, taken in Dubai where I have been on holiday during the winter break. In it, I used language that was unacceptable.
“The video was cut short and edited, but I have to accept the impact this has had and I realise I should not have put myself in that position.
“I have explained to the gaffer what happened and apologised to him but I also want to apologise to all Brentford fans. I respect the way you all support the team and I have to say how much I love playing for the club and for you.
“I’ll be back at training next week, working hard to score more goals to win us more games for the rest of the season.”
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