Date: 25th June 2016 at 2:57pm
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Barnsley have recently been linked with Plymouth’s Curtis Nelson and Charlton’s Callum Harriott.

Nothing has come of either reported bid so far, with the Nelson one categorically turned down.

The original bid to Plymouth for captain Nelson was described as ‘a derisory offer’ with the League 2 club releasing a statement that read.

‘We can confirm that we have rejected a derisory offer from Barnsley for the player. Curtis remains under contract to us and any approach to him without our approval would be in contravention of EFL (English Football League) rules.’

An new deal has been offered to the 23-year-old but as of this moment he’s not accepted the terms so he will become a free agent at the end of the month.

With him under the age of 24 a compensation fee would be needed to sign him if a deal isn’t agreed without the need for a tribunal decision.

If reports in the Plymouth Herald are right an improved offer will be made to Plymouth for Nelson with the similarities to the transfer of Conor Hourihane from Home Park to Barnsley in 2014 very much there.

An initial bid was turned down with an improved bid eventually luring the midfielder to Oakwell so we’ll see if the defender ends up going the same way?

The Sheffield Star had reported the interest in Harriott.

Charlton, who triggered a clause in the contract of the 22-year-old following their Championship relegation to keep him, have reportedly turned down the opening gambit with this one also needing an improved offer to sign the winger.

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