Burnley boss primed for offers for ace Charlie Austin

CROWN JEWEL: Charlie Austin
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Sean Dyche is philosophical about the future of 28-goal top-scorer Charlie Austin.

Dyche accepts there will be interest in the 23-year-old, and that any offers for the former Swindon frontman will be treated on their merits.

But, even with only a year remaining on his contract at Turf Moor, there is no desire to sell.

Dyche said: “There’s absolutely every chance there’ll be plenty of interest for him.

“We’re not naive, neither are the club or the fans. When you score that many goals, have a good season and sweep the board with the player of the year (awards) then it’s fair to say you have interest.

“We’ll monitor that accordingly. The club is in a good situation in many ways so that will be what it will be, but usually things like that take care of themselves.”

Austin is likely to have a number of Premier League suitors, while Celtic have retained an interest, and Dyche added: “Someone else will probably, not definitely, put in an offer and if that offer’s deemed appropriate for that player at any given time the board will decide whether it’s appropriate or not (to sell).

“We’ll wait and see.

“It’s an open market. If someone does make a bid, and if he goes, because there are no guarantees that’s going to happen.”

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