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Boro Poised To Keep Hold Of Key Defender As PL Club Baulk At £25m Price Tag

Boro Poised To Keep Hold Of Key Defender As PL Club Baulk At £25m Price Tag

Burnley have ended their interest in Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry, according to reports in the English media.

The Clarets have tried to sign the 22-year-old in the past, but with Boro having slapped a £25m price tag on the player, the Premier League side have decided to pull out.

Burnley are one of the clubs most adversely affected by the global health crisis with the Lancashire side’s chairman Mike Garlick predicting his team could go bust by August if the season doesn’t resume.

They are facing losses of up to £50m and, with that being the case, shelling out on transfer fees is unrealistic.

While Middlesbrough supporters will be happy with the news that Fry is likely to be staying, the Teessiders will almost certainly need funds from player sales this summer to balance the books.

Fry has also been linked with Manchester City, Tottenham, Everton and Wolves in recent months, but if no other club comes in for him, it is likely that other players will be departing the Riverside Stadium instead.