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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater joined Burnley on loan during the summer for a six-month deal, and his deal is set to expire in January.
It doesn’t seem that Burnley will be keen on keeping the midfielder after his loan spell with the Clarets.
According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa are interested in a loan deal for the Chelsea outcast, with John Terry said to be one of the factors behind Villa’s interest in Drinkwater, and his friendship with Frank Lampard may facilitate the deal.
The 29-year-old has made just 1 Premier League appearance throughout the first half of the season [in a 4-1 loss to Manchester City].
Meanwhile, Burnley boss Sean Dyche has admitted that last month that he didn’t expect Drinkwater’s deal to turn out like this.
“We weren’t thinking it was going to transpire as it has done,” Dyche said, as cited by Daily Mail. “That leaves it in a different place than it could have been if he’d been fit and well.”
Explaining why he didn’t choose to send the midfielder back to Chelsea, Dyche said: “You can do that (send a player back), and I’m not there to question people who do. I just take things as I find them in my own professional manner. So no, I just talked to him, and the rest of it is private.”