Wolves are expected to suffer a significant setback in their pursuit of long-term  Gary O’Neil

Brownhill has been a regular so far this season for Vincent Kompany’s side, and has now started eight of the last nine Premier League matches for the Clarets.

He didn’t initially feature in Burnley’s starting XI following the arrival of Sander Berge from Sheffield United, but has since become a staple pick and has arguably been one of their better players so far in a tough season.

There has been some talk about Brownhill and his future, because the player’s current contract is expiring at the end of the season.

It has been suggested that Wolves are one of a few teams to be interested in the midfielder – but Burnley are ready to extend the player’s deal…

TEAMtalk have reported today that Burnley have actually now decided to take up the option they had to extend Brownhill’s contract by a further 12 months.

What’s more, Kompany is also said to be keen to hand Brownhill a long-term contract at Turf Moor in an attempt to fend off interested clubs.

The news is likely to please Burnley fans, with Brownhill having proven to be a really good addition for them since his arrival from Bristol City nearly four years ago. He’s clocked up 144 appearances for Burnley in that time, scoring 12 goals and making 15 assists.

Brownhill is seen as one of the leaders in the dressing room, and him sticking around would be a good thing for them.

This news would potentially be seen as a blow by Molineux officials, with Brownhill having been linked with Wolves a few times over the last couple of years.

It was reported in August that Wolves had made a bid for him.

It is unclear if O’Neil wishes to add another midfielder in January, with a new striker reportedly being his main priority.

But it has previously been suggested by journalist Dean Jones that Brownhill is a player the Wolves head coach really likes. Supposedly, he was a player O’Neil actually wanted to sign when he was at Bournemouth, so this news may come as a disappointment.

Brownhill is a good player and would have further bulked up the squad for very little outlay. If Burnley do trigger that extension option as expected, he won’t be quite so cheap, and if the Clarets then give him a long-term deal then that would make him even more expensive.

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