Burnley plan £4m bid for Forest ace Henri Lansbury

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HITC Sport understands that Burnley are confident of landing Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury.

Burnley are preparing a new bid for Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury after their first two offers for the midfielder were rejected, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

The Clarets have made Lansbury one of their top targets this summer as manager Sean Dyche looks to rebuild his squad following their relegation from the Premier League.

Lansbury is regarded as one of the best players outside the Premier League after impressing at Forest since joining the club from Arsenal in 2012.

Burnley have held a long-term interest in Lansbury and tried to sign the former England Under-21 international in January, but a deal failed to materialise.

Forest are keen to keep hold of Lansbury with Reds boss Dougie Freedman telling BBC Sport that they are under no pressure to sell their captain, despite the transfer embargo currently placed on the club for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Burnley are now expected to up their offer to £4 million for Lansbury as they look to prise the former Arsenal youngster away from the City Ground.

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