Burnley's talented and sought after midfielder Chris McCann is to be offered a new deal to keep him at Turf Moor amidst further interest from other clubs.
The Irishman was a key part of Burnley
's successful Championship campaign last season, which ended with The Clarets securing promotion to the Premier League via the play-off's.
But now 21-year-old McCann is being tracked by, amongst others, Aston Villa
and so the Lancashire outfit have moved to secure his long term services.
Villa are linked with a £4million bid for the player, who is believed to be happy at Turf Moor. The Dubliner came through the youth ranks at Burnley
and has now made 140 appearances for Owen Coyle's charges.
The Scottish manager is eager to see McCann stay, and test himself alongside the other newly promoted members of Burnley
's squad in the Premier League.
Coyle said:"I am excited about how they will do."
The combative McCann will be offered an improved four-year deal to keep him at the club where he made his league debut in 2005.
Meanwhile, as reported on ExtraFootie, Burnley
are still chasing Swansea
hit man Jason Scotland. The Welsh side are believed to be expecting an improved bid from The Clarets, as boss Owen Coyle is a big admirer of the Trinidadian.