Middlesbrough FC transfer rumours: Burnley boss quizzed on Ben Gibson future plus playmaker set for move

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is remaining tight-lipped on Ben Gibson’s future following Middlesbrough’s attempt to re-sign the defender.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:37 am

Several Championship clubs, including Boro, Huddersfield and Fulham, have seen loan bids rejected for the 27-year-old centre-back this month.

Local reports have claimed the Clarets aren’t keen for Gibson to leave Turf Moor, while Lancashire Live say the player’s wages could be an issue.

When asked about Gibson earlier this week, Dyche said: "We will wait and see. Like every player, history suggests that they do leave us at some point, all of them, even the ones I said no, they leave when that figure hits a figure.

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Ben Gibson has made just one Premier League appearance since moving to Burnley in 2018.

“I am not going to start making big statements about people definitely being here and all that."

Marcus Maddison latest

One player who finally looks set for a move this month is Peterborough playmaker Marcus Maddison.

Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony confirmed the club had accepted an offer from Charlton for the player over a week ago, yet negotiation briefly stalled.

The situation now appears to have been resolved, though, with Sky Sports reporting the Addicks are advanced talks with Maddison.

Boro were just one of the clubs who were linked with the 26-year-old earlier this season.

Peterborough’s director of football Barry Fry claimed back in December that some Championship clubs made ‘cheeky offers’ for Maddison in the summer.

The player’s Peterborough contract is set to expire at the end of the season.