Slaven Bilic is likely to tell Sofiane Feghouli he’s not for sale when the pair meet for talks on the Algerian’s future.
Feghouli made it clear several weeks ago he and the manager would discuss the situation at the end of the season and that the club had rejected offers in the summer.
But we understand that the manager is keen on the player particularly after a fine finish to the season at Turf Moor as we closed the campaign in some style.
The one thing that could change his mind would be to discover a faster and stronger alternative which may persuade him to make the 27 year old available
However, the manager believes every player needs an adjustment period and thinks Feghouli will be a better player again next season.
And with his mind occupied on finding a striker – or two – the wide midfield situation isn’t a major concern at this stage .
Meanwhile Roma are understood to be standing by ready to make a £7 million offer for the player.