Contract Update: Who could be staying or going for Burnley?
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On 14 June, the Premier League confirmed that players who are due to see their contract expire at the end of June will get the chance to secure an extension before the end of the season.

Quoted from Lancashire Live, the Premier League said the following:

"Clubs were concerned over expiring player contracts and registration issues posed by the potential of the 2019/20 season extending beyond 30 June.

"So, it was agreed by all Shareholders that clubs and players can mutually agree to extend their contracts beyond 30 June until the end of the season."

  • Out of Contract Players

Burnley have five first-team players out of contract including first-team regulars Jeff Hendrick and Phil Bardsley.

Adam LegzdinsJoe Hart and Aaron Lennon also see their deals expiring at the end of June unless they get an extension.

The Clarets have the chance to extend their contracts beyond the end of June but extension deals have to be agreed by the player and the club by 23 June.

  • Players who will stay at Turf Moor

Robbie Brady extended his stay at Burnley back in May for another year until June 2021.

Star midfielder Ashley Westwood has also extended his stay at Turf Moor for another year until June 2021. The 27-year-old signed a three and a half year deal that included the option of another year.

Westwood and Brady are the only new contracts that have been agreed since November. Strike partnership Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes signed new deals back in November with Barnes' deal running until 2022 and Woods' deal running until 2023.

  • The situation with the out of contract players

With no deal since November, Sean Dyche is growing a frustrated figure at Turf Moor with club chairman Mike Garlick being urged to reconsider the futures of the players.

Neither Hendrick nor Bardsley have yet signed the contracts although they have been training with the first-team amidst preparations for the restart of the Premier League campaign.

The Clarets' approach to the contract negotiations have been poor in the eyes of Dyche and he is most likely concerned with losing two of his first-team regulars.

Hendrick and Bardsley are crucial to the team in their bid to finish in the top half and maybe even push for the UEFA Europa League places.

Hart, Lennon and Legzdins are also running out of time on their contracts and Dyche would like to keep them for the experience and cover that they offer.

Burnley fans may start to worry if these contracts are not sorted out by the end of the month as it would be a huge blow to the Clarets if they lose big team players such as Hendrick, Bardsley, Hart and Lennon.

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