Burnley travel to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
The striker was born in Bath, but has played for the Austria under-20 side.
The Clarets star has Austrian heritage and has played for the country at youth level.
The Burnley striker struggled badly against Arsenal and reports are now suggesting that a potential move to Aston Villa is well and truly off.
Aston Villa are reportedly keen on Burnley striker Ashley Barnes.
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has conceded defeat in his pursuit of Jordan Rhodes.
Burnley were thrashed 4-0 at the Hawthorns on Monday night.
Jon Flanagan and Ashley Barnes are both yet to feature in the Premier League this season but Dyche hopes that will change soon.
HITC Sport understands Burnley striker Ashley Barnes faces up to nine months out of action with a serious knee injury.
The Chelsea man was sent off for reacting to a horror tackle from Ashley Barnes but Merson has defended the midfielder.