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Burnley prepare revised bid for Middlesbrough defender

Burnley have made a revised bid for Middlesbrough defender of £12 million after an initial bid for the player was turned down by the Teesside club.

The 25 year-old academy graduate, who is the nephew of Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson, has been a professional at the Riverside since 2010, and has made more than 200 appearances for his home town club in all competitions, scoring 4 times.

Captain of his side, Gibson has previously attracted interest from the likes of Everton, West Ham and Leicester, but now could be heading for Turf Moor, according to Sky Sports, after Burnley increased their offer for the former England under-21 international following the rejection of their opening offer of £11 million.

Having progressed to the third round of the Europa League Qualifying competition at the expense of Aberdeen on Thursday night, Burnley, who have yet to sign anybody in the current transfer window, are looking to strengthen their squad before next week’s transfer deadline day.

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