Burnley midfielder Steven Defour has suggested to the Belgian media he’s ready to remain with the Premier League side.

Earlier this week there were claims in Belgium that Defour’s relationship with Burnley has turned on its head, and happiness is the new theme, and the player has gone some way to back that up.

The Belgian has been linked with a move back to his home country and Greece in recent weeks.

Voetbal Nieuws report on comments the Burnley player made to Belgian TV last night when quizzed about a move to Antwerp: “No, D’Onofrio (Antwerp’s sporting director) has not called me, neither have I tried. I didn’t hear from him directly. For me, a return to Belgium is definitely not an option.”

Defour was asked about a possible move to Greece following recent claims Olympiacos wanted to sign him, but again the 29 year old ruled out a move. “When I heard what the asking price was for me. I knew it (an offer) wouldn’t be enough, so I decided to make the most of Burnley.”


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There’s been a lack of the lucrative offers Defour was perhaps expecting this summer, and he’s decided to get his head down and concentrate on his life in East Lancashire.

The former Porto midfielder seems content to commit himself to Burnley, and can still be a valuable player for Sean Dyche.