Turf Moor.  (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)Turf Moor.  (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)
Turf Moor. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)

Burnley rumours: Clarets still in race for ex-PL champion, Fresh update on defender raid

Burnley have garnered a reputation for being fairly frugal in the transfer market.

The Clarets secured a sixth-consecutive season in the Premier League when they beat the drop this term, and have done so with a largely conservative recruitment policy that means they rarely break the bank to bring in fresh faces.

While that strategy has served them well, manager Sean Dyche is hopeful that there may be a little more leeway for new additions this summer given the club’s new ownership situation – although the Turf Moor chief is also under no illusion that he will have to employ the same level of savvy that has brought him this far.

"We're always open-minded - if we have to shuffle the pack, we would.

"We need quality, everyone knows that, we sometimes develop it here, and we have done, but we need to find the right blend.

"If we can recruit, can we find the right blend, can someone affect us immediately, push for a first team slot straight away and have that demand? Possibly players who could grow into that, where we've done well over a number of years, players who have to sit tight for a number of months, then come into the reckoning.

"Finding that balance all across different areas of the pitch and keeping our eyes and ears open, the little snippets you get in football.

"We're hopeful we'll have a little more stretch in the finances this summer though, we'll see."

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