If Nottingham Forest sell Henri Lansbury to Burnley they must ask for Lukasz Jutkiewicz in exchange

Dougie Freedman managed the striker during a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers.

Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury has been linked with a move away from the club this week. It is reported that recently relegated Burnley want to bring the midfielder to Turf Moor in a £3 million deal.

The midfielder is believed to be Sean Dyche’s number one target this summer but, as reported by The Daily Mail, all current approaches have been rejected for his services. The Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi even took to Twitter yesterday to confirm no deal had been agreed.

But if it got to the point where Forest felt they could no longer reject approaches for the player, should they try and have a player thrown into the deal.

Especially if it is a player that is known to current Forest boss Dougie Freedman.

The player in question is Lukasz Jutkiewicz.

The former Middlesbrough player joined Burnley last summer but failed to score a single goal for the club throughout last season.

The season previous however he was impressive in the Bolton Wanderers ranks.

He netted seven times in 20 games during a loan spell from Boro under the tutelage of Freedman.

Forest are short of striking options, with Britt Assombalonga’s injury not helping matters.

Any deal they do potentially broker with Burnley for Lansbury’s services must surely include this man coming in the opposite direction.

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