Date: 5th July 2017 at 5:08pm
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Mark Warburton has previously played down rumours of Britt Assombalonga leaving Nottingham Forest.

Admittedly, Warburton said Assombalonga, like a player at any club, would ‘have a price’ but he wasn’t welcoming bids for the former Watford and Peterborough forward amidst speculation linking Middlesbrough with an interest.

Warburton doesn’t want to lose Assombalonga but could £8m be enough to tempt Forest into selling? Such an offer has come in from a Premier League club as our friends at Vital Burnley inform us:

Having received a sizable amount of money from Everton after Michael Keane’s club record transfer, Burnley could spend some of this on Nottingham Forest forward Britt Assombalonga.

An offer of £8m has been made to the Championship club, according to Sky Sports.

Sean Dyche is definitely looking for another striker and as much as Assombalonga, 24, isn’t proven in the Premier League his goalscoring ability isn’t in doubt – there are concerns about his injury record though.

Nottingham Forest aren’t looking to sell but boss Mark Warburton did admit every player had a price. Could £8m for a player who joined Forest for £5.5m from Peterborough three years ago, sidelined by a serious injury and several shorter spells since, be enough to secure Assombalonga?


Used courtesy of Vital Burnley.

Forest aren’t under pressure to sell players in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations but you have to consider how much is too much to turn down?

Assombalonga’s goals could be the difference between Forest getting into the Premier League and staying in the Championship but given his misfortune with injuries since his City Ground arrival could the Reds refuse an offer of £8m? Of course, assuming Burnley are actually ready to pay such a fee.

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