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Aston Villa offer potential Drinkwater lifeline with Burnley loan coming to an end — report

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Tenacious Double D on the move

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Danny Drinkwater’s time at Burnley is set to end after two appearances, a couple hours of football, several injuries and at least one headline-making incident away from football. He’s not managed to make it off the bench in Burnley’s last five games, losing any real opportunity to convince Sean Dyche to extend his loan from Chelsea.

While technically Drinkwater’s half-season loan only ends on January 6, so he has a couple more chances to possibly convince, it doesn’t look likely that his situation would change in any measurable regard.

One of those two remaining games is against Aston Villa on New Year’s Day, and if Sky Sports’ report is correct, Villa just might return back home after the game with the midfielder in tow.

Villa’s own midfielder John McGinn’s been ruled out for three months with a fractured ankle, and apparently Villa need an experienced replacement as they look to avoid relegation straight back down to the Championship.

Sounds good. Let’s make this happen.

(Drinkwater still has 2.5 years left on his Chelsea contract, in case you don’t have that calendared.)