By Tom Collomosse For Mailonline
Published: 10:51 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 11:01 GMT, 12 February 2020
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
Gibson has played only six times in all competitions for Burnley since he joined in August 2018, and