Brighton reject £8m offer from Newcastle for centre-back

Lewis Oldham
Brighton defender Burn

Brighton have rejected an offer from fellow Premier League side Newcastle United for defender Dan Burn, according to reports.

The former Fulham and Wigan Athletic defender signed for Brighton in 2018.

Burn has been an ever-present for the Seagulls in the Premier League since the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

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The 29-year-old has struggled with injuries this term but he has still played 13 times in the Premier League.

Newcastle are desperate to sign a new centre-back before the transfer window shuts. They have also been linked with Liverpool defender Nat Phillips. 

The Daily Mail are reporting that Brighton have rejected an opening bid of around £8m from Newcastle for Burn.

They add ‘it is not certain’ whether or not Eddie Howe’s will return with another offer.

Elsewhere, Newcastle United have been linked with Jesse Lingard.

West Ham first team coach Stuart Pearce believes the midfielder would be a “commodity” for several Premier League teams:

“Jesse is a commodity that is not playing for his football club that would be a benefit to a lot of clubs in the Premier League, that would be my personal opinion,” Pearce said (as cited by The Metro).

“Our [club] is certainly one of them, there is no doubt.

“Everyone is aware that we tried to get Jesse back again last summer and that will continue probably in this window as well but that is down to Jesse.

“Jesse has six months of his contract left, he will decide and Manchester Untied more importantly will decide what his future is for the next six months.”

Pearce went onto suggest that it is a “real shame” that Lingard has not been playing consistently:

“I always feel it is a real shame when a player of that talent is probably not playing regularly.

“Especially his contribution when he came and joined us and had a wonderful six months and got himself back in the England fold as well, so it has helped Gareth Southgate as well.

“Listen, I will be delighted if he goes and plays, wherever he goes and plays. If he turns up at West Ham over the next four days it will be utopia.

“If he goes and plays anywhere else in the Premier League. I will still be pleased back seeing him play again.”