Burnley remain interested in securing a potential move for Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry this summer with the 23-year-old still an option they are looking at, according to The Sun.
The Clarets have already moved to strengthen their defence this summer with the acquisition of Nathan Collins from Stoke City. According to the latest report from The Sun, Burnley remain interested in adding another centre-back to their squad during the transfer window.
It is believed that Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall remains on their radar and is someone that Sean Dyche’s side are keen to potentially bring into Turf Moor. However, they are also believed to still be facing strong competition for him from newly-promoted Brentford.
Burnley have been long-term admirers of Fry and Football League World has already revealed that they alongside the likes of Leeds United, Wolves and Southampton have all scouted the 23-year-old. While it is also believed Brentford are interested in the defender.
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The latest update from The Sun reaffirms that Fry is on Burnley’s list of potential defensive targets and that they remain interested in adding him to their squad despite signing Collins and their interest in Worrall.
Middlesbrough are known to be determined to keep hold of Fry this summer and that is a message that Neil Warnock has been quick to convey whenever he has been asked over the potential future of the 23-year-old. That is fully understandable and they will have to keep hold of him if they have any aspirations of securing a top-six finish next term in the Championship.
Burnley have been interested in Fry for a while but have never been able to come in with a high enough offer to tempt Boro into selling him. However, they might have set the benchmark kind of figure for the defender this summer by their own purchase of Collins from Stoke. A similar fee for the Middlesbrough defender might tempt them into a sale.
Having said that, it does seem like Worrall is also very much still an option for the Clarets and therefore Middlesbrough are going to face a nervous wait to see which of those two players they decide to come in for. Burnley might need to act fast to sign either player because there is a lot of interest in both from other sides.