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Dyche Hopeful On Transfer Business

30 January 2017

Sean Dyche is hopeful the Clarets will be successful in the transfer market before Tuesday night’s deadline.

Dyche is keen to strengthen his squad with the arrival of one or more new players at Turf Moor before the January window closes at 11pm.

The Burnley boss admits the market is not proving easy as he looks to land the players who will bring a long-term benefit to the Clarets, but has his fingers crossed business will be done.

“We think we will but it’s not that easy,” said Dyche.

“We are in the market and we are looking at players we think can benefit the club, not just me and the team immediately, but the club.

"We want to continue to build a stronger unit as a club both on and off the pitch, which means the alignment is important.

“There are couple of pending situations that have been there for a bit now but still haven’t quite got done.

Joey Barton was the Burnley's first January signing

“Not from us. Things are more less there but they have to be signed off and they have to be agreed in totality.”

The transfer deadline falls a little over an hour after the Clarets will have finished their Premier League game against champions Leicester City at Turf Moor.

And the mid-week fixture list only adds to the logistical problems facing clubs who are battling to land their top targets.

“In everyone’s ideal world you get deals done before the game, but you never know,” added Dyche.

“It is difficult. There’s no two ways about it.

“We have never said it’s a walk in the park and it’s not always just money.

“Everyone thinks it’s just money. It’s not. It’s getting the availability as well. We are active on a couple of things and we will see if we can get them over the line.”

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