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Kompany waiting to see if Cornet and McNeil leave Burnley

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany says Maxwel Cornetwill be integrated into the matchday squad if he is still at the club next week.

The Ivory Coast striker is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs but a transfer has yet to materialise ahead of Burnley's season-opener against Huddersfield on Friday night, live on Sky Sports.

Cornet is training with the club but will not be considered against the Terriers due to his physical condition.

Kompany said: "He is one of them that I have had to manage. At the moment he is at the club. Is he ready to play on Friday? No.

"But that is a physical level. But we can't have players on the wage bill and not have them play.

"If next week he is still here and nothing has developed then we are going to have to look at integrating him at least into the matchday process."

It is the same situation for Dwight McNeil, who has also been linked with a move away from Turf Moor following the club's relegation from the Premier League.

"Dwight is another one, there has been a lot of conversations happening behind the scenes and those happen at a club level," Kompany added. "It is one of those we will have to see how it develops."

If Cornet and McNeil do depart they will join an exodus this summer that has seen a host of established players leave the club, with the likes of Nick Pope, Nathan Collins and Ben Mee all moving on.

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