All Nigerian Soccer have revealed that Lille are ahead of Burnley in the race to sign Gift Orban. The report suggests that, while Burnley may be interested, they have not actually made an approach for the Nigerian striker. Lille, poised to lose out on another former Gent striker in Jonathan David, want to bring Gift Orban in to fill the void that the Canadian will leave.
However, the biggest issue Lille face is that Gent have no desire to sell Orban this summer, having only just signed him in January. ANS report that Gent have not even set an asking price, such is their desire to keep him at the club next season. Therefore, any offer will have to be in the region that the club simply cannot turn down.
Orban, who scored 18 goals in 23 games during his time in the Norwegian second tier, had equal success in Belgium. In 22 games for Gent he scored a remarkable 20 goals.