Stags Reject Clarets' O'neill Bid

  • Last Updated: May 14 2012, 17:23 BST

Mansfield have rejected an offer from Burnley for full-back Luke O'Neill.

Burnley boss Eddie Howe is eyeing O'Neill

The Clarets are the first side to make a move for the 20-year-old former Leicester youngster, while another unnamed npower Championship club have also made an enquiry.

Stags boss Paul Cox told the Blue Square Bet Premier club's official website: "The offer has been turned down as it is well below our valuation of the player. We have also had enquiries from another Championship club.

"We are in the process of putting together a squad which will improve on our position of third place from last season - to do that we will aim to keep our best players.

"As a manager, I would never want to stand in the way of a young player's progression, but I have to do what is in the best interests of this football club.

"I expect more offers to come in for Luke and if the right offer comes along, we will not stand in his way."