Newcastle United are ready to make a January bid to bring Ben Gibson back to the North East, according to reports.
The former Middlesbrough defender joined Burnley in the summer of 2018 when they paid a club-record £15million to land him.
However, the 26-year-old – who was called up to the England squad in 2017 – has started just one league game since his move.
Now Burnley are ready to move on, and are willing to take a major loss on the player who does not figure in Sean Dyche’s long-term plans.
Steve Bruce has long been an admirer of Gibson, Newcastle are now ready to make a move to take him on loan with view to a permanent deal in the summer.