Norwich City are reportedly among a clutch of clubs who have lined up moves to sign Burnley defender Ben Gibson.
According to an exclusive report from TEAMtalk, the Canaries are keeping tabs on the centre-back’s current predicament at Turf Moor, where his future is currently uncertain.
Gibson arrived in a deal believed to have been worth £15 million last summer after he turned in numerous impressive displays at the heart of the Middlesbrough defence.
However, he flattered to deceive in his first season back in the Premier League, as relentless injury woes limited him to just one top-flight appearance in 2018/19.
This has prompted speculation linking him with a move away from Burnley, and TEAMtalk claims that Norwich are in the race.
Canaries boss Daniel Farke generally favoured a central defensive pairing of Christoph Zimmermann and Ben Godfrey towards the back-end of the season, but it seems he could be hunting another reinforcement.
Gibson does not fit the typical profile of signing that Norwich have made in recent transfer windows, with their strategy in the market led by sporting director Stuart Webber.
Despite the peculiarity of the link, though, the Canaries are noted as suitors for Gibson, alongside fellow newly-promoted duo Sheffield United and Aston Villa, and also Championship pair Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday.
Other defenders who Norwich should consider signing
Torunarigha is a bright prospect. The Hertha BSC defender would be a shrewd acquisition.
Benkovic is a hugely promising defender. Landing the Leicester City youngster on loan would be an astute bit of business.
Holgate would be a smart signing. The Everton defender can play in the middle or on the right, as evidenced by his loan at West Brom.
Vanheusden had a good loan spell with Standard Liege. The Inter Milan youngster has the makings of an impressive central defender.