STEVEN Defour could begin his return to first team action next week after his stay at Turf Moor was extended until the summer of 2020.

The 30-year-old returned from rehabilitation in Belgium last week and has been training fully with the Clarets for nearly a week now.

Defour returned amid some confusion from interviews in his native country about his future, but Sean Dyche has confirmed that the Clarets have taken the option on extending his contract by a year.

“He already signed in the summer. He has two years now. He’s staying for another two years until 2020," Dyche said.

“He was injured at the time and we leave players alone when they’re injured, so we didn’t go out to press and say he’s here for another two years. But he is, and there’s no question what we’re talking about in-house.”

Defour could feature for the Under-23s next week as he looks to return to action after a calf injury in pre-season derailed his comeback from knee surgery.

His return is now likely to come before that of Robbie Brady, who has suffered disruption on his return to training following a hamstring problem in pre-season.

"He's moved in front of him from niggly things. He’s not had an actual setback, just missing a few days here and then," Dyche said of the Republic of Ireland winger.

"Steven had a setback in the summer with a calf, since we got on top of that he's gone forward nicely and got stronger and stronger.

"The longest period Robbie has been (training) is seven days, then a couple of days off, it’s never back to square one but niggly little things.

"Robbie was a few weeks in front, now they’re more or less about the same. But they’re both active.

"Steven has been with us for about two-ish weeks, about eight sessions. The first two or three we were careful now he’s full on. Now he's ready for a games programme.

"Robbie has been joining in the last couple of days. His games programme will be a step behind, maybe a week if we can get another scheduled game."

Neither player is likely to feature in the Carabao Cup clash at Burton Albion next week.

Burnley are also waiting on news of Ben Gibson, who has seen as a specialist over a groin injury.

Stephen Ward and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are both fit for Sunday's trip to Molineux to face Wolves.