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Blackpool determined to secure Derby County's Varney

Blackpool are hoping they can sign Derby County striker Luke Varney to a permanent deal.

The 28-year old has been a revelation since joining the Seasiders on a season-long loan from Derby, netting three goals in eight games including winners against West Brom and Liverpool, and manager Ian Holloway is determined to keep him at Bloomfield Road.

"A document has been put in place that we are the only club that can buy him at this moment. If we say no he can go back at the end of the season and Derby can sell him," Holloway said.

"We have a clause, the fee is already agreed. It is just his wages. He is on more at Derby than he would be on here.

"Would he take a pay cut? I hope so. He is a great lad with lots of energy. He epitomises how I want to play.

"He never stops running, he never stops trying, he is a threat all the time. I would love to make the move permanent and I think we might have a chance."

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