Burnley are worried that they could be priced out of a move to sign Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall by the Championship club, a report from The Daily Mirror, via Nottinghamshire Live, has claimed.
It was reported recently that Burnley are interested in signing Worrall this summer, although it seems their attempts to bring the centre back to Turf Moor have already hit something of a snag.
According to these latest updates, Burnley do not believe Forest will be letting their key men leave the club on the cheap this summer, and are consequentially concerned that they will be unable to afford the signing of Worrall.
It is thought that Forest’s strong stance on interest around right-back Matty Cash has given the indication that the club will be tough negotiators this summer, adding to Burnley’s concerns around their pursuit of Worrall.
As things stand, there are still four years remaining on Worrall’s contract with Forest, securing his future at The City Ground until the end of the 2023/24 season, putting the club in a strong position to negotiate any offers that come in for the defender.
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This is certainly encouraging for those of a Forest persuasion to see.
If they are able to maintain that impression of tough negotiators throughout the remainder of the transfer window, then it is going to hard for rival clubs to secure deals for their key players.
That would of course be a huge boost for Forest ahead of the new season, and suggests that any departures would not be done cheaply, which would mean those exits would bring in funds to reinvest on the squad if they were to happen.