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Report: Nottingham Forest could be offered Ben Gibson in Joe Worrall bid

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Report: Nottingham Forest could be offered Ben Gibson in Joe Worrall bid

Nottingham Forest could be offered the chance to sign Ben Gibson as Burnley look to land Joe Worrall, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (16/8; page 59).

Forest’s summer window has kicked into life in recent days. Sabri Lamouchi’s men have brought Jack Colback back to the City Ground. Meanwhile, Tyler Blackett and Lyle Taylor have also arrived.

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It appears that they could soon be offered the opportunity to add Gibson to their ranks. However, his arrival would coincide with a key man’s departure.

The Sun on Sunday (16/8; page 59) reports that Sean Dyche is a long-time admirer of Worrall, and wants to offer a swap in an attempt to land the centre-back.

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However, the report notes that the Clarets face a potential problem looking to convince Worrall to Turf Moor.

The Forest man reportedly wants assurances that he will be a starter at Burnley, and that may be problematic with Ben Mee and James Tarkowski also at the club.


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Gibson was previously one of the most impressive centre-backs in the Championship. However, his career has stalled since he joined Burnley.

The 27-year-old has made one league start since his £15 million move in 2018 (fee reported by BBC Sport).

Worrall meanwhile, was a colossus for much of last season as Forest came agonisingly close to reaching the play-offs.

It is surely going to take something special therefore, for Forest to consider sanctioning a sale. Burnley are surely going to have to do a lot more than offer Gibson in exchange.

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