Warnock dismisses Burnley and Leicester City interest in two key players

Warnock dismisses Burnley and Leicester City interest in two key players

The Premier League clubs have reportedly been eyeing up moves for two key Middlesbrough players, but Warnock has dismissed any possibility of allowing them to leave.

Burnley have continued to show interest in signing defender Dael Fry and Leicester City have been linked to making a move for Marcus Tavernier.

However, it seems Neil Warnock has identified both of these players as his key men ahead of next season, and he has dismissed the possibility of them leaving the club this summer transfer window.

"I think there will be speculation about players leaving and everything like that coming up," Warnock said.

"The lads concerned know, 'forget what you read in the papers you're not going anywhere', and they know how important they are."

"The type of lads that we've got that we are talking about are absolute gems; they want to get success, they want the club to go forward."

"You haven't got anybody knocking on my door saying they want to go to the Premier League or my agent says this or that, they all want Middlesbrough to do well, and it's a great place to be that."

Both Tavernier and Fry have deals with the club until 2023, and if they continue to be an important part of the Boro team, they may even stay beyond that year.

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