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Lennon stays as Burnley wait to make decision on Crouch

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Burnley have announced Aaron Lennon will be staying with the club next season, while it remains to be seen whether Peter Crouch departs or not.

Winger Lennon, who has been recovering from knee surgery that he underwent in December, has had an option in his existing contract activated to keep him on until the summer of 2020.

That also applies to full-back Phil Bardsley and midfielder Steven Defour, as boss Sean Dyche had already revealed.

In a statement about those players on Wednesday, Burnley also said with regard to Crouch that discussions between the striker and the club are set to follow over whether he stays on for next term.

The 38-year-old has made six appearances, all as a substitute, since joining from Stoke in January on a deal until the end of the season. He missed five games after undergoing appendix surgery in March.

Burnley's statement also said that as well as left-back Stephen Ward, who Dyche on Sunday confirmed was leaving, goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard would not be having his contract his renewed this summer.


Peter Crouch on verge of move to Burnley

Peter Crouch is set to join Burnley from Stoke Credit: PA

Peter Crouch is to undergo a medical at Burnley as he closes in on a permanent switch from Stoke,.

It is understood the veteran striker, who turned 38 on Wednesday, is poised to make the deadline-day move, while fellow striker Sam Vokes goes the other way.

Crouch has played 23 times in the Sky Bet Championship this season, starting only twice and scoring once. He also scored against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup third round.

The former Liverpool and Tottenham player, who netted 22 goals in 45 England appearances, has been with Stoke since the summer of 2011.

As well as the Potters, Reds and Spurs, he has also featured in the Premier League for Aston Villa, Southampton and Portsmouth, and his overall record in the division is 108 goals in 462 games.

Wales international Vokes has scored three goals in 20 Premier League outings this term, 10 of which have been starts.

The 29-year-old joined Burnley from Wolves in 2012, having already had a loan spell at Turf Moor.


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