Richard Eckersley turns down new Manchester United deal

Defender Richard Eckersley stunned Manchester United yesterday by rejecting a new deal - and Premier League new boys Burnley are now set to sign him.

Right-back Eckersley came through the ranks and was on the brink of a breakthrough at Old Trafford, but wants regular first-team football in the top flight.

The Salford-born 20-year-old will talk with Owen Coyle's Burnley after rejecting a move to QPR.

Coyle has agreed a £600,000 deal with Hamilton for defender Brian Easton.

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