Burnley boss Sean Dyche has made a “stunning” move for Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Dyche has been trailing Worrall for weeks and has now made his move late on in the January transfer window.
It is said that the bid could be worth up to £10million.
The report claims that Dyche sees him as a good player to add depth to his squad before pushing to be a first-team starter in the future.
The 21-year-old centre back has been a Forest mainstay this season, making 26 Championship appearances and scoring a goal.
He came up the youth ranks at Nottingham Forest and has enjoyed one loan spell at Dagenham for the second half of the 2015/16 season.
Football Insider verdict:
Worrall would be a huge loss for Nottingham Forest but that’s a serious amount of money for a 21-year-old. Worrall is contracted until 2020 so Forest have no necessity to sell and the timing is pretty awful. Clubs hate losing players late on in the window when there’s no chance of getting a replacement so this one might get rebuffed. However, Worrall would surely jump at the chance of switching to a Premier League side currently riding high in eight spot.
In other Nottingham Forest news, the Reds have been tipped by the bookies to sign this 14-goal centre-forward after he jetted into the UK for talks.