Midfielder set to return to Chelsea in January

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According to Daily Mail, Premier League side Burnley are set to terminate Danny Drinkwater’s loan deal from Chelsea in January.

Drinkwater joined Burnley on loan until January with the Clarets having the option to extend his loan deal until the summer but Burnley are unlikely to exercise this option.

Drinkwater has struggled to force himself into Sean Dyche’s first team plans and has made just one appearance for Burnley, against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup.

Drinkwater has failed to make another appearance for Burnley after being attacked outside a nightclub in September, and then suffering an ankle ligament damage.

Dyche recently confirmed that he would consider whether Drinkwater’s future lies in Burnley.

Dyche said: “We weren’t thinking it was going to transpire as it has done.

“That leaves it in a different place than it could have been if he’d been fit and well.”

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