The 34-year-old spent two years as Bournemouth manager before leaving for Burnley, but he has insisted that he does want to comment on what he describes as a "Bournemouth story".
Howe said: "This is a Bournemouth story and not one that I feel that I should comment on.
"I am Burnley manager. I still feel like we are trying to move forward and there is a lot of work to do here."
Burnley are currently 15th in the Championship table.