EXCLUSIVE: Promoted trio among five chasing £15m Burnley defender

Oli Fisher
Ben Gibson TEAMtalk

Burnley have told Ben Gibson that he can leave the club this summer, we have exclusively learned.

The 26-year-old arrived last summer in a £15million deal from his home club Middlesbrough – but he played just one league game in an injury plagued campaign.

Burnley are now looking to move him on, and The Clarets would consider a loan move.

He was linked with Turkish side Besiktas, which the club have played down – but there is interest in him with newly promoted trio Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Norwich City all keen.

Former club Middlesbrough and Steve Bruce’s Sheffield Wednesday are also keen, but Gibson – who has been called up by England – is not looking to drop back down to the Championship.

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