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Ben Gibson to start training with Middlesbrough TODAY... despite still being under contract at Burnley Ben Gibson has a contract at Burnley until the summer of 2022 The defender joined the Clarets from Middlesbrough for £15million in 2018 But the 27-year-old has struggled to break into the team under Sean Dyche Relations between Gibson and Burnley have become incredibly strained 

By Tom Collomosse For Mailonline

Published: 10:51 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 11:01 GMT, 12 February 2020

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Ben Gibson was remarkably set to begin training at Middlesbrough on Wednesday – even though he is still under contract at Burnley until 2022.

Relations between the defender, who was signed for £15million from Boro in 2018, and Burnley are thought to have become so strained that he is being allowed to work with his home-town club from this week. Boro have confirmed Gibson is to be with them on Wednesday.

The exact nature – and length – of the agreement that will allow Gibson to take this step is unclear, but Sportsmail understands he will be at Boro’s Rockliffe, County Durham base this week.

Ben Gibson has become a forgotten man at Burnley after his £15m move from Middlesbrough

Ben Gibson has become a forgotten man at Burnley after his £15m move from Middlesbrough

Gibson has played only six times in all competitions for Burnley since he joined in August 2018, and

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