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McCann wants move from Clarets

DUBLINER Chris McCann is ready to end his nine-year spell with Burnley as the former Home Farm player's contract with the Championship side runs out next month.

McCann, 26, has made more than 260 appearances for the Clarets having come through their youth academy after his time with Home Farm, but with Celtic and Norwich City reportedly interested it seems the player is ready to move on.

"Chris McCann's situation is that he actually didn't really want to engage in a contract situation with us, so that was clear on that one – not because he dislikes us or the club but because he feels that it might be time for him to move on," said Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

"That situation might change but that's how he's felt about it so that's a natural situation and progression of contract situations, but that can change rapidly.

"He hasn't said that he definitely doesn't want to be here, but he didn't want to enter into contract negotiations, basically to see what's out there.

"That shouldn't be held against him by the way, that's just the reality of modern players, of modern contract situations, agents and all the rest of it. It's just the business side of football."

McCann made his debut for Burnley in 2005 and helped the side win promotion to the Premier League for the 2009/10 season but he managed just seven Premier League appearances before a knee injury ended his season.