Clarets hoping to beat the deadline

Burnley have been frustrated so far in their efforts to add to their squad during the transfer window.
Signed: Michael KeaneSigned: Michael Keane
Signed: Michael Keane

But Clarets boss Sean Dyche hopes everything will fall into place between now and 11 p.m. on Monday night.

Michael Keane completed a permanent move from Manchester United three weeks ago, after a successful loan spell, but the Clarets have been thwarted since as they look to boost their Premier League survival hopes with fresh faces.

Dyche said: “There’s nothing close at the moment.

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“We’ve had a few situations we felt we could build on, but we haven’t been able to.

“Sometimes it’s like that - the market has been quite quiet, and you need something to kick into gear to trigger everything else, and start a chain of events, apart for a couple of big ones, the Arsenals etc.

“We can only open situations we feel are appropriate and try to get them over the line, but as always it takes all parties to agree.”

Burnley are looking at all types of signing - loans, players who could make an immediate impact and ones for the future, and Dyche added: “The whole point is to find players who can create a demand within the squad, while keeping an eye on what comes next.

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“Players have to be demanding of the squad, or on paper at least, better than what we’ve got, if not, there’s little point.

“But we have a system where we want to make sure we are future-proofing as well, looking for that type of player.

“The main view and focus at the moment is what we need now though.”

The search continues for talent, home and abroad: “It’s constant, we’re in meeting after meeting with the recruitment staff, we know what’s available financially, we’re making call after call, and we’re out on the road as well.

“We’re active in our determination to enhance things.”

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With Nathaniel Chalobah returning to Chelsea, and Keane signing permanently, Burnley have two domestic loans available again, but Dyche admitted: “With the rules, a lot of Premier League managers are loathe to let players out on loan.”