Reds seek Lansbury swap deal

Date published: Thursday 1st January 1970 12:00

Reds seek Lansbury swap deal

The Clarets’ pursuit of the midfielder appears to be reaching a conclusion, one way or another, with Reds boss Dougie Freedman willing to sell his captain – if he can bolster his own squad in the process.
It is thought Freedman, working within strict Financial Fair Play constraints, would like Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz or Scott Arfield, a like-for-like replacement for Lansbury, as part of the package.
Speaking after his side’s 2-1 home victory over Rotherham on Saturday, Freedman said: “The latest is that our football club has asked about one of their players, to see if they can be put into the deal.
“If that interests Burnley, then they will get back to us. The ball is back in their court. I want Henri to stay.
“I have asked for one of their players to sweeten the deal. Then we will consider it. I am only going to do what is right for this football club.
“The deal is not dependant on another player being involved in the deal, no it is not. Burnley will get back to us on that one.”
Meanwhile, Freedman remains hopeful of completing a deal to sign Lille striker Michael Frey.
He added: “We are in negotiations still. It is left to the people up top, at both clubs, when it comes to where we are going with that one. It is something I am very keen on.”

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