Owls target Burnley defender swoop

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Sheffield Wednesday are reported to be lining up a swoop for Burnley defender Ben Gibson during the summer transfer window.

Sheffield Wednesday are reported to be lining up a swoop for Burnley defender Ben Gibson during the summer transfer window.

The Clarets are ready to listen to offers for the former Middlesbrough star after he struggled to nail down a place in the first team and Wednesday could be ready to offer him a fresh start.

It has been suggested the 26-year-old is reluctant to drop back into the Championship, but much will depend on what offers come in for him.

Middlesbrough are also said to be in the hunt and if it came down to a choice between the two, there is a chance Gibson may prefer a return to the Riverside Stadium.

Burnley forked out £15million to sign Gibson from Boro, but could not expect to recoup the full amount, while a loan deal is the more likely option for now.

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