The Burnley future of Danny Drinkwater remains up in the air with Sean Dyche saying a decision on the Chelsea loanee will be made over the Christmas period.

The signs point towards the Clarets seeking an extension to the midfielder's deal after Sean Dyche said earlier this month that in an ideal world he would like to keep the former Leicester City man.

His current deal expires on January 6 and the 29-year-old is now fully fit and made his first Premier League appearance in the defeat to Man City and he will be in the squad for the trip to Bournemouth this weekend.

Drinwkater, who played in the Carabao Cup defeat to Sunderland in August before picking up an ankle injury in an altercation on a night out in Manchester, could start against the Cherries if Ashley Westwood fails to recover from a groin complaint.

And, with just four games between now and Drinkwater's loan deal expiring, Dyche says a final call will be made in the coming days.

"I have had a chat with him today, he is looking fitter and sharper and we will wait and see," said the manager.

"We will see if he can get himself a shirt and play well for us."

Dyche added: "It (his future) is circumstantial at the moment, he has had a spell out but I think he is generally enjoying what we have to offer here.

"Obviously he wants more game time but he understands that, having missed so long, that that is a process.

"Chelsea I think are happy with what he is trying to achieve here and he is working hard.

"We will wait and see. Because he hasn't played so much we will take the thinking over the Christmas period because you never know what could change with a chunk of games coming up."