The British tabloid has reported that Premier League outfit Burnley made an offer of £2 million to the Championship club for the services of the 24-year-old midfielder.
However, newly-appointed Forest manager Dougie Freedman could not be persuaded to part company with the one of the team’s prized assets, claims the report.
Would Lansbury have been a good signing?
Lansbury is one of the better players in the Forest team, but he has not in great form of late, which has, interestingly, coincided with the Nottingham-based club’s disappointing run of results.
In 21 Championship appearances so far this season, the former Arsenal midfielder has scored four gaols and created 47 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 75%.
The 24-year-old is a talented player who has proved that he can play in the Championship, but doubts remain on whether he is good enough for the Premier League.
With Burnley struggling for survival in the English top flight, perhaps it is best that they could not get Lansbury.
What the Clarets need(ed) was someone on form who could boost the team’s chances of survival in the Premier League. Lansbury would not have been of too much help in that regard.