Date: 26th July 2010 at 6:38pm
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Wednesday manager Alan Irvine has revealed he’s unhappy at the fee agreed between the Owls and Burnley for the services of in-demand goalkeeper Lee Grant.

The Clarets had a fourth offer accepted by the Owls yesterday and the former England U21 looks set for a move to Turf Moor this week once personal terms have been agreed.

The fee is reported to be around the £1m mark with add-ons, but was undisclosed by both clubs.

But Irvine insists the offer for Grant was too low as far as he was concerned.

He told BBC Radio Sheffield: ‘Personally, no, no I’m not (happy with the fee).

‘But I understand the circumstances, I don’t think it was enough but I fully understand exactly what the situation is and so it’s one of those situations where I can’t argue with the decision that’s been made by any means.

‘But we move on, the money is obviously important for the future of the club and that’s the most important thing.

‘The fact that people are able to strike at a time when it may have been difficult for us to have reject offers, that’s probably their good luck.’

Grant had been rated at between £2 million – £3m last season when Birmingham City had been linked with his services.

But it appears he’s about to leave Hillsborough for a much lower sum than that, with it coming hot-on-the-heels of the news that Wednesday faced a winding-up petition for an unpaid tax bill at the end of last week.