Burnley are willing to pay £4 million as part of the swap deal that they hope will see Joe Worrall move to Turf Moor, while Ben Gibson heads in the opposite direction to join Nottingham Forest, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The Clarets are looking to land Worrall after his impressive campaign with Sabri Lamouchi’s men. He was often excellent as Forest came agonisingly close to reaching the play-offs.
The Daily Mail reports that the two clubs are locked in talks over a potential swap. But it appears that Burnley may need to improve upon the offer that they are preparing.
The Mail suggests that Burnley are prepared to pay £4 million and send Gibson to Forest to land Worrall. However, the report notes that Forest want more money included.
TBR View: Forest look to be in strong position
It may not be a surprise to see Worrall leave the club this summer. But Forest look to be in a strong position as they look to get the best deal for the defender.
The Sun on Sunday (16/8; page 59) reported at the weekend that Worrall wants assurances over game-time before he moves. But with Burnley also having Ben Mee and James Tarkowski in their ranks, those assurances are going to be difficult to provide.
That may mean that Worrall is less likely to push for a move to Burnley. Meanwhile, the Mail adds that Sheffield United are also interested.
So Forest should be able to hold out for what they feel is the best possible deal for the 23-year-old.