The Nottingham Post has this evening that reported the Nottingham Forest have accepted a bid for midfielder Henri Lansbury from Championship rivals Burnley.

The reports suggest that the Reds have accepted a £4m bid from the Clarets after Lansbury submitted a transfer request.

Their has been speculation all summer about whether Lansbury’s long term future would be at the City Ground or elsewhere.

Despite this Lansbury played for Forest in the season curtain raiser against Brighton on Friday evening and he seemed committed to the cause tweeting the following:

Lansbury, an Arsenal youth graduate and Forest captain, has been at the club since 2012 and on his day is one of the best midfielders in the Championship.

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The 24-year-old is yet to agree personal terms or complete a medical, but the news certainly comes as a shock to fans as Lansbury appeared to show now signs of wanting to force a move prior to this news.

He has made 103 appearances for the Reds scoring an impressive 23 goals from central midfield.

Burnley have been looking to strengthen after the loss of several key players including Danny Ings and Jason Shackell.

Forest fans have inevitably responded badly to this news, with many point the finger at chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

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Before the season started Dougie Freedman remained confident of keeping hold of his prize assests, but it seems Lansbury could be heading out the door at the City Ground.

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