BURNLEY will host Spanish side Espanyol in a friendly at Turf Moor this summer.

The Clarets will entertain the La Liga side on Sunday, August 5 (1.30pm), three days after Sean Dyche's side play the second leg of their Europa League second round qualifier.

The draw for that is on Wednesday, June 20, and the Espanyol friendly comes a week before the start of the new Premier League season.

It will be the last pre-season clash for the Clarets who are also hosting French top flight club Montpellier (July 29, 1.30pm).

Barcelona-based Espanyol finished 11th in the Spanish top flight last season and have twice reached the final of the Uefa Cup.

They will come to Burnley with a new man in charge following the appointment of Joan Francesc Ferrer as head coach.

Barcelona-born ‘Rubi’ returns to the club where he coached the ‘B’ team a decade ago, having led Huesca to promotion to Spain’s top division for the first time in their history last season.

The 48-year-old, who also previously managed Girona, Valladolid and Levante and worked on the coaching staff at Barcelona, replaces former Watford boss Enrique Sanchez Flores, who left the ‘Budgerigars’ in April.

The Clarets open their pre-season schedule with a trip to Cork City on Friday, July 13 (7pm) before splitting their squad between trips to Macclesfield Town and Curzon Ashton on Friday, July 20 (7.45pm).

Dyche's men travel to Preston on Monday, July 23 (7.45pm), before the two home friendlies with European opponents.

Burnley begin their Europa League campaign on Thursday, July 26, with the second leg a week later.