Sean Dyche insists he is keeping all communication channels open in the search for a striker to boost his ranks.
But in the wake of the sudden sale of Charlie Austin late last week, the Clarets boss poured cold water on suggestions he is in the hunt for players that would command a substantial transfer fee.
Dyche said: “We are looking at players and trying to open links with certain clubs.
“As you can imagine since Charlie has just gone we are getting linked with everyone, but we are not in a position to go and cherry pick players because we don’t have that sort of finance.
“So we have to look accordingly to what is appropriate for the club and what the club can afford.
“It is important, first of all that we look at our own, but we are on the look out, for sure.
“But I don’t think we will be going out and spending a couple of million pounds because we just can’t afford to do that.”
The Clarets are back in action on Tuesday evening when they travel to York City for the Capital One Cup, first round tie (7.45pm KO).
And Dyche insisted he will be taking a strong squad to Bootham Crescent with the sole aim of earning a place in Thursday’s second round draw.
He added: “It’s about using players wisely, but winning.
“We will plan appropriately and look at the group, but I have no other thought but going to York, taking them on their own patch and winning.”
We will have a preview of the York game on the official website on Tuesday.
And if you can’t make it tomorrow night, Clarets Player has full match commentary from 7.30pm. CLICK HERE for more.