Sheffield Wednesday are asking about Burnley’s Ben Gibson, according to Alan Nixon.
The freelance reporter claims that Aston Villa have already been rebuffed in their attempts to sign the centre-back, who is reported to have cost Burnley £12 million in the summer transfer window.
BEN GIBSON. Villa been rebuffed so far. Have another centre half target anyway. Sheff Wed asking about him but no real need for him just now.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) 29 January 2019
However, he adds that Wednesday have ‘no real need for [Gibson] just now’.
Nixon has previously suggested that the Owls are targeting a right-back, a centre-back and a striker in the January transfer window, which ends for English clubs at 11pm on Thursday.
Chansiri said needed to cut payroll. Bruce wants a rb, ch and striker. Then Kebano comes on radar. If you can give me logic of that please advise. https://t.co/mMdgKftl7V
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) 18 January 2019
However, as he has since pointed out, Steve Bruce’s side are not currently short in Gibson’s position – where the recent form of Tom Lees and Michael Hector has left Jordan Thorniley, Daniel Pudil and Joost van Aken struggling for opportunities.
Bruce, who officially starts work the morning after the transfer deadline, has yet to sanction any deals in or out of Sheffield Wednesday.
Gibson came through the ranks at local side Middlesbrough and was called up by England as recently as 2017.