Premier League new boys Burnley could make a move for Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury according to the Nottingham Post.

The 25 year old Enfield born midfielder has a year left to run on his current deal at The City Ground however a number of clubs have been linked with signing the former Arsenal academy graduate this summer although the Lansbury has previously expressed his desire to remain at Forest.

Last season’s Championship title winners Burnley are looking to bolster their midfield options ahead of the new season following the loss of tough tackling midfielder Joey Barton to Rangers earlier this summer. The Clarets have been chasing Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Dale Stephens without success and could be set to focus their summer recruitment on Lansbury, a player which Clarets manager Sean Dyche has admired for some time.

Lansbury failed to make the grade as a youngster at Arsenal making just eight senior appearances for the club and found himself regularly loaned out to gain first team experience with the player making loan appearances for Scunthorpe United, Watford, Norwich City and West Ham United.

In August 2012, Nottingham Forest sealed the permanent signing of the midfielder on a four year deal for a transfer fee thought to be in excess of £1 million. Lansbury has impressed during his time at the club making 131 appearances and scoring 27 goals.

Last season saw Lansbury miss a large chunk of the campaign with a serious ankle injury and the player is thought to feature heavily in new manager Philippe Montanier’s plans for the upcoming season.

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