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Burnley News: Freddie Ulvestad leaves for Djurgarden; Steven Defour out for season

Burnley midfielder Freddie Ulvestad has left for Djurgarden.

Ulvestad has left Burnley to join Swedish club Djurgarden on a three-year deal.

Ulvestad, 25, made only 10 senior appearances for the Clarets since joining from Norwegian club Aalesund in March 2015.

The midfielder spent last season on loan at Charlton but can now look forward to European football with Djurgarden, who finished third in the Swedish top flight last season.

Meanwhile, Burnley midfielder Steven Defour is expected to miss the rest of the season through injury.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche stated: "It is likely to be the season, I would think.

"Credit to Steven. His mentality has been solid this year and he has played very well.

"He wanted to carry on with it. He had a sore knee but nothing major, and he was getting on and managing it wisely over the last few weeks.

"It was only really a precautionary scan that showed there was some cartilage off his knee and he's going to have to have that dealt with.

"Depending on what they do, it could be the season, and there's a strong chance it will be the season."

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