Clarets set to miss out on striker

Burnley look set to miss out on Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga.

Monday, 17th July 2017, 2:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:26 am
Britt Assombalonga

Burnley have had two offers for the Democratic Republic of the Congo international turned down.

Last week, Middlesbrough had a £14m offer accepted.

Garry Monk was hoping to speak to the player after he flew back into England at the weekend after a pre-season training camp in Florida with Forest, and the player is set to undergo a medical at Boro's Rockliffe training centre today.

Burnley’s initial bid, believed to be £8m, was turned down a fortnight ago, and I understand an improved offer also fell short.

The Clarets retained their interest in the player, and it was suggested they could yet return with a player plus cash deal, with Nottingham-born Tendayi Darikwa believed to be of interest to Forest.

However, Boro look to have got their man.