Relegated Middlesbrough are reportedly determined to keep hold of defender Ben Gibson despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

  • Boro set to rebuff offers for £25m-rated defender
  • Owner is Gibson’s uncle
  • Liverpool also interested
  • Gibson has played 90 minutes in every Premier League game for Boro this season

Boro’s owner, Steve Gibson, just so happens to be Ben’s uncle and therefore, the club are rather reluctant to give up their star defender.

In fact, according to reports, despite being relegated to the Championship and presumably needing the money, Boro are set to turn down offers from the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Gibson is valued at £25m, which is a lot of money for a newly relegated side.

You see, apparently they want the 24-year-old to front their campaign for Premier League promotion next season.

When push comes to shove, however, will the club and player be able to resist? Money talks.

Gibson’s contract with Boro doesn’t run out until 2021.