Serie A side AS Roma have joined AC Milan in the race to complete a summer move for Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick.
The 28-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is yet to agree a new deal to remain with Sean Dyche’s side.
With his availability on a free transfer, interest has started to emerge with Milan and Roma now said to be front runners to battle it out for his signature.
Burnley boss Dyche is said to be unhappy that the club are yet to extend the Dublin born footballer’s deal, whilst the Daily Mail report that a new contract offer is still in discussion.
You can certainly understand Dyche’s unhappiness that the club is yet to agree a new and improved deal for Hendrick.
The midfielder has been a key part of Burnley’s squad since he moved from Derby, including this season as he has played in 24 of their 29 Premier League fixtures, including 22 starts (Transfermarkt).
Losing one of his key midfielders would hand Dyche a headache this summer, particularly as they would get no money for him to put towards signing a replacement.
For the player, Hendrick, he may well be keen to explore that interest from Roma and Milan. It is a potential move that could enhance his reputation and enable him to play in European competition. Indeed Roma are in contention for Champions League qualification as it stands, whilst AC Milan could make the Europa League (Sky Sports).
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