ARSENAL ace Daniel Ballard's move to Burnley has "broken down", reports suggest.
According to The Athletic, Ballard, 22, arrived at Turf Moor for a medical but terms could not be agreed.
And thus a deal collapsed, which works as a significant blow for new manager Vincent Kompany who was keen on bringing the Gunners' academy graduate to the relegated Championship outfit.
The centre-back's impressive loan spells at Blackpool and Millwall as well as his stunning performances with Northern Ireland are what caught Kompany's eye.
Burnley are in serious need of reinforcement at the back after losing James Tarkowski and Ben Mee this summer.
Ballard honed his craft at Arsenal's academy and was first loaned out to Swindon Town in 2019.
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The Northern Ireland international joined Blackpool a year later where he amassed a total of 30 appearances.
The 22-year-old spent last season at Millwall where he scored one goal in 32 appearances across all competitions.
That all led to a senior call-up by Northern Ireland where he currently counts 10 caps.
Ballard has yet to make a competitive appearance for Arsenal, who have other options at centre-back.
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Manager Mikel Arteta has the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White and Rob Holding at his disposal.
And the Gunners are reportedly keen on addingAjax ace Lisandro Martinez to their backline this summer.
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