Dougie Freedman comments on Henri Lansbury's Nottingham Forest future

Henri Lansbury

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman says the club are yet to respond to Burnley's latest bid.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has given an explanation of where the club currently stand in regard to Henri Lansbury.

Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, he confirmed Championship side Burnley have made another offer for the former England under-21 international.

He also said that Forest were yet to respond, also meaning they have not yet rejected it.

Freedman said: "We had a bid from Burnley weeks ago we didn't comment on, now they've upped their bid and counter to what everybody says it's not been accepted.

"I will sit down with the chairman, and Henri, in the next 48 hours and discuss what all parties would like to achieve out of it.

"Then I will tell Henri first and then I will tell others what I'm going to do but make no mistake i will make a decision in the best interests of this football club.

"It's been noted that we've had a bid, and we'll get back to them."

Freedman went onto confirm he believes it is indeed his decision to make regarding Lansbury.

He added: "The chairman has said I will have the final say and that's good, obviously I will run it by him what I'm going to do and why I'm going to do it, he needs to know I will always put this football club first. We don't need money, we don't need to sell him."

Lansbury was left on the bench in last night's Capital One Cup defeat to Walsall, a choice Freedman said was purely down to a desire to rotate his squad. He added that he has no problem with Lansbury, who he feels 'takes everything in his stride.'

Judging from Freedman's comments, the ball is firmly in the midfielder's court to demand a move, if that is what he wants.

Forest fans will have to hope that the club's prospects, damaged by the Football League imposed transfer embargo, and poor start to the season, will not have a negative impact on his desire.

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