Chelsea loanee midfielder set to decline the option to continue his loan

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Chelsea loanee midfielder Danny Drinkwater is set to return to the club from his loan time at Burnley in the winter transfer window, with Sean Dyche’s side set to decline the option to continue his loan stay with the club until the end of the campaign.

Drinkwater signed Burnley on loan back in the summer transfer window. However, his temporary stay with the club hasn’t accurately gone to plan since then.

During his time at Turf Moor thus far, the England international has performed just one game for the club since his arrival, which came in the League Cup towards the very start of the campaign.

With this in mind, the Sun are reporting that Drinkwater seems set to be sent back to the Blues in the January window, with Burnley set to refuse the chance to keep him until the summer.

It’s also said that Burnley would have to pay Drinkwater’s entire £120,000-a-week salary if they were to keep him, a deal that doesn’t look worth it at all at this point.

Given how his short Burnley career has performed out thus far, we don’t blame Dyche and Co for not needing to keep the England midfielder until the summer.

We can’t remember many players who’ve had their careers fall flat like Drinkwater’s, and should he end up going back to the Chelsea in the coming months, we can only see his career going downhill from there.