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31st Aug, 2017 | 11:17am

Everton midfielder could yet seal exit to PL rivals after initial block - BBC journalist

By Derek Smithson

Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon could still join Burnley on deadline day, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC reporter David Ornsetin has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the 30-year-old wide man may still leave Goodison Park on Thursday and link up with Premier League rivals Burnley.

It is understood that the Toffees blocked the potential move earlier in the week, but it appears that the Clarets could still land the 21-time capped England international.

Lennon moved to Everton in 2015 and has made 60 appearances across all competitions, but a busy summer transfer window has seen him slip down the pecking order.

The winger has tough competition to earn a starting XI position as he competes alongside the likes of Kevin Mirallas, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Sandro Ramirez, Yannick Bolasie and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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He is most recognised for his spell with Tottenham, but his from has begin to dip at Everton as he reaches the latter stages of his career.

Football Insider verdict:

Lennon is no longer a player that Everton desperately need moving forward this season and already have plenty of options in the final third. They are in desperate need of a central striker to hold up the ball, but are well stocked with techincal players that can fill in the wide area. Lennon may be well suited to Burnley and a fresh move to reignite his career at Turf Moor could work for him. He still has great pace and also has big experience, something that would make please the Clarets fans. Everton want to break into the top-six of the Premier League and won’t be able to do that with players like Lennon.

In other Everton transfers news, they have submitted an offer for a left-sided defender.

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