Burnley boss Eddie Howe is non-committal over a permanent deal for Everton defender Shane Duffy.

The Ireland U-21 defender only featured once for the Clarets during an emergency 28-day period, but Howe has confirmed he could be back in for the youngster.

"Part of the reason we took him was to look long term with Shane," the Burnley manager said.

"We'll wait and see how pre-season goes for him and what his options are and how Everton feel, but he's done himself no harm and he goes back with our best wishes."

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