Middlesbrough reject second West Brom bid for Ben Gibson

Oli Fisher

Middlesbrough have reportedly rejected a second bid of around £21million from West Brom for centre-half Ben Gibson.

Boro have apparently turned down a second bid for Gibson, thought to be £18million plus add-ons eventually reaching £21million. However, the Teesiders remain determined to sell Gibson to a top six Premier league side.

Gibson himself is thought to be very keen to remain in the Premier League but Boro are sticking to their guns of holding out for a top six side.

This could still happen; Tottenham have been credited with a long standing interest and could still make a fresh move, although the earlier interest shown by the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City appears to have faded.

Liverpool were also thought to have held an interest in the 24 year-old but that too seems to have been put to the back burner over the last couple of weeks.

If the former England U21 international is still hoping for a move back to the Premier League, then Spurs may be his last hope as his current club seem unwilling to change their stance on who they will do business with.