Everton have been long time suitors of Eagles.
â€śThatâ€™s Chris,â€ť Phelan, who admits that potential suitors have sought his opinion on Eagles in recent times, told the Lancashire Telegraph.
â€śChris wants to fly to the moon, Chris wants to be an astronaut and that is refreshing.
â€śHeâ€™s ambitious, heâ€™s talented and if the jigsaw puzzle comes together for him then heâ€™ll achieve it.
â€śChris did very well here. It just came to that point when he needing challenging more and that opportunity came when he went to Burnley.
â€śIâ€™ve seen him play for Burnley a few times and the crowd have responded to him brilliantly.
â€śHe has brought to Burnley as a town a taste in fashion and cars that is perhaps a little bit different to the area! But thatâ€™s Chris.
â€śI think heâ€™s been creating interest from other clubs. Now and again, you always get people who talk about whoâ€™s got it and who hasnâ€™t, could he do this, could he do that.
â€śThatâ€™s not just Chris, thatâ€™s loads of players who have come through here.
â€śThey ask whatâ€™s their attitude like to this, that and the other, and you canâ€™t fault Chris for any of those things. Heâ€™s a good professional.
â€śHe can be as good as he wants to be, as any player can be.
â€śHopefully Burnley can get back into the Premier League."