England Under-21 defender Ben Gibson has seen a huge price tag placed on his head by Middlesbrough to end any possibility of a January departure


Middlesbrough have slapped a huge £35 million price tag on Ben Gibson to scare off Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 23-year-old has garnered praise for his performances at the back in an otherwise inconsistent season for the Teesiders.

Antonio Conte remains determined to bolster his defence during the upcoming January transfer window but is understood to have now ruled out a move for Gibson.

Everton are also keen on Gibson, who signed a new five-year deal at the Riverside earlier this year.


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