Clarets boss Sean Dyche insists Burnley are ready and waiting to do their summer transfer business, but they may have to be patient.
While Derby County and QPR play-off for the third promotion slot to the Premier League at Wembley tomorrow, Burnley have known their fate for over four weeks.
And that headstart could prove important, having done the groundwork on a number of deals.
But Dyche is not expecting any movement until later next month.
His phone has been red-hot since the Clarets sealed promotion, and he said: “It’s fair to say we’ve made loads and loads of phonecalls, as we have been doing ongoing during the course of the season, looking at player trading and possibly getting quality into the building because we know we’re going to need that to firm up the squad moving forwards.
“But there’s nothing newsworthy at the moment, it’s as simple as that.”
It is all about waiting for everything to fall into place, as he explained: “Nothing’s changed in my feelings on player trading, in that it’s not just about us - all parties have to agree, agents, players, the opposition club, ourselves having the financial prowess to get deals over the line...
“It can come in many ways. Some, possibly, could happen immediately, but it’s unusual.
“If you look across the market, most deals take a longer period of time because everyone’s vying for best position - the selling club, the buying club, the agent, the player.
“They’re all seeing what’s out there, so usually it happens in the latter part of the close season before pre-season.
“But the number of phonecalls is incredible already to make sure we’re in the hat for the right ones.
“If the right player aligns and the club want to do a deal then we’ll be ready, that’s for sure.
“There is kind of a situation where we do align a number of players who we think fit the club and the team for each position. It’s not literally a tick list, because there might be a clutch of players who you see as similar players with slight differences, but all of a similar type. We have a framework of a squad that we look at outside of our own and players at could suit the club and help us move forward.”