DOUGIE Freedman has put a “not for sale” sign on striker Craig Davies.

Burnley are the latest club rumoured to have an interest in the Wales international, who only signed for Wanderers from Barnsley in January.

Wolves and Blackburn Rovers have also been strongly linked in recent weeks, but Freedman attempted to put a stop to the speculation yesterday by stating he is not looking to cash in.

“I’ve not heard anything from (Turf Moor manager) Sean Dyche, so I’m not sure where it has come from,” he said of the Burnley link.

“It happens these days with agents. I have just bought the guy for a bargain £300,000 and maybe because Burnley have got a bit of money after selling Charlie Austin and they are looking for a replacement, that’s how it has come about, I don’t know.

“I’m certainly not in any rush to sell Craig. He’s a fantastic player who came at the right price for us.”

The signing of Jay Spearing has come at a time when finances appear delicately balanced at Wanderers.

Previous arrival Andre Moritz was only offered a deal once Charlton had agreed to sign Marvin Sordell on loan, taking up half of the striker’s salary in the process.

Likewise, Spearing’s deal was announced at the same time Keith Andrews was poised to join Brighton on loan for a year.

Freedman still expects some of his fringe players to leave the club to find regular football and will continue to look for “one or two” more signings before the close of the transfer window.

“It won’t be a case of me moving people on,” he said. “Naturally, I’ll look to improve my squad because I have a responsibility to the fans if I see someone of the right age, money and right career step for him to take. Likewise, there will be players who are not playing who need to go and find first-team football.

“As I speak right now I’m not in any rush to let anyone go.”